Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Crony Polluters Have Influence Over Chinese Government Officials....

...and the pollution is very bad.

Andy Xie of Caixin Online reports:
Bottled water has become ubiquitous across China. The reason is that tap water is unsafe to drink. That is due to environmental degradation. Why is water pollution so severe? Other industrialized countries have experienced far less pollution. China's severe pollution is mainly due to local government desire to attract investment. Ignoring the environment is an advantage in this game, as it cuts production costs. Because there is no other power to offset the government's influence, widespread and severe environmental degradation is inevitable.

1 comment:

  1. Now would be a good time to recall that the strangling vine in control of China came from the radical political left. So also did Mussolini and nearly all of the leaders of his National Fascist Party.

    It seems relevant to note also that Mussolini and his crew pushed through an important new accident and health care law that was to take effect in 1936. Suffice it to say that it was motivated by the common desire to make government into a leading caretaker of every person.