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What the papers say - THE INDEPENDENT

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China has abruptly halted work to build 22 major dams and powers stations in a dramatic greening of its policies. The move arises from rapidly growing environmental concerns in the world's most populous nation.

The first NHS hospital to be built under the government's private finance initiative (PFI) has earned up to 50 per cent a year for its investors, a report has said.

An investigation by the National Audit Offi ce has revealed the spectacular gains to be made under the controversial PFI scheme.

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