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Taiwan mayor unveils plan to move 20,000 pollution-hit residents

Kaohsiung city chief hopes to move three villages 12 kilometers away

Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chi-mai presents a model of the plan for a new site to the residents that the government hopes to relocate. (Photo by Louise Watt)

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan -- The new mayor of Kaohsiung, a city in southern Taiwan, has signaled that he wants to relocate 20,000 people who have suffered decades of air pollution.

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