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(From BBC Monitoring International Reports)
Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency)
["Unclean Drinking Water Threatens Health of 320 Mln Chinese: Report" - Xinhua headline]
Beijing, March 13 (Xinhua) - One quarter of the Chinese population is drinking unclean water, said a report released on Monday by one of the country's environmental non-government organizations [NGO].
The Green Book of the Environment released by the Beijing-based Friends of Nature said that at least 320m Chinese were risking their health by drinking unclean water, most of whom live in the country's rural areas.