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Xinhua: China to Appoint 'River Chiefs' to Fight Pollution

China will appoint "river chiefs" to prevent pollution in the nation's waterways, the official Xinhua news agency reported Monday, in the latest step taken by Beijing to rein in environmental damage. With the evolution of China from an agricultural nation to an industrial one, toxic pollutants from factories have increasingly seeped into the environment, leading to health problems among the population. A detailed system for appointing the chiefs will be published Tuesday...

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