taipei, Taiwan — China’s water conservation policy is turning Taiwan into a water-starved, energy-strapped country, according to a government document.
But it’s not a good idea to take water for granted.
The country has a long history of water scarcity.
Its population grew by more than one million people between 1960 and 2005, the latest census data show, making Taiwan the world’s most populous island.
In the same period, its population dropped by nearly 1 million, leaving the island to absorb an increasing share of China’s population.
It’s a situation that has led to an obsession with conservation that is putting a strain on the country’s water resources.
The government is planning to make the country the first in the world to produce 100 million tons of bottled water per day, said Tsinghua University environmental studies professor Zhang Shijie.
The goal is to keep the country dry, he said, even as it also hopes to become one of the world in terms of water use.
The plan to make Taiwan a water purifier is part of a larger effort by the government to make life easier for people and businesses.
China’s new government, led by President Ma Ying-jeou, has been working to address a growing number of environmental and economic issues, including rising population and climate change, as well as poverty and inequality.
But the water conservation plan, announced last month, is the first step toward achieving the goals.
In Taiwan, water is an increasingly valuable commodity that the government is now trying to use to achieve a higher level of efficiency, said Zhang.
The plan will ensure that people have a good quality of life, he added.
Water conservation has long been a key issue in China, which has an estimated 50 billion people and is growing at an average of about 4.6% annually.
Water is often sold as a luxury good or as a source of income.
But China’s efforts to boost the efficiency of the countrys economy have been controversial.
A recent study from the University of Maryland found that the country had among the highest levels of pollution in the developed world.
China has also struggled with its water problems.
It has become increasingly reliant on imported water and has been increasingly trying to curb its use.
Last year, Beijing issued a nationwide ban on water usage for municipal buildings, businesses and households.
The country also launched an ambitious plan to develop an “air-based and water-efficient” energy sector, in part to combat pollution and water shortages.