A team of international scientists have expressed grave concern at the rate that the Chinese capital is sinking into the earth due to the excessive pumping of groundwater located below the city's surface.

The group of researcher from China, Spain and Germany analysed data gathered by means of satellite imaging as well as global positioning sensors to assess the rate of land subsidence in Beijing during the period from 2003 and 2011. According to their shock findings the Chaoyang district of Beijing, which hosts the Chinese capital’s…