This map recently appeared in the Global Times’ Weibo feed, and has been shared over 700 times since. (Via Weibo)
It appears that Chinese environmental activism is going further mainstream. The Sina micro-blogging account of Global Times, a well-known Communist Party mouthpiece, has just shared news about the horrific proliferation of “cancer villages” in China. Earlier today, @环球时报 wrote:
A map of China’s ‘cancer villages’: According to the Beijing Times, the Ministry of Environmental Protection recently published the ‘Twelfth Five-Year Plan for Prevention and Control of Environmental Risks from Chemicals.’ Among its content is a clear demonstration that because of chemical poisoning, ‘cancer villages’ and other serious [threats to] social health have begun to emerge in many areas. Moreover, according to media person Deng Fei, these … ‘cancer villages’ are spreading from the middle of Eastern China to the middle of Western China.