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China's disregard for the environment shows no sign of improving

China's disregard for the environment shows no sign of improving | Global Insights |
The discharge of 20 tons of the carcinogenic metal cadmium into the Longjiang River in southern China's Guangxi Province is an environmental tragedy that has become depressingly familiar.


Are China's environmental and labor policies connected to their economic success?  Is this economic growth sustainable?  

Via Seth Dixon
Tanya Townsend's curator insight, November 16, 2015 9:53 PM

China's pollution problem is astronomical. Im not sure many people really understand how bad it is. China has actually began placing billboards of murals for travelers to take pictures in front of because the smog is so bad you cant see more then 20 feet. They're water ways are also so toxic that whole ecosystems are failing. Much of this is do to China's economy  depending heavily on the massive export industry, and while many of the manufactures are violating environmental protection laws government is afraid to do anything about it because the need these manufactures to run for economic purposes

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China’s Social Media Revolution [Infographic]

China’s Social Media Revolution [Infographic] | Global Insights |
In 2010, there were 1 million censored articles in China. But despite China's iron fist on social media censorship, the influence of the Internet is undeniable in the country, as its ...

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Matthew Carrigg's curator insight, October 14, 2014 12:55 PM

This article explains the social problem of china blocking many sites on the internet angering the Chinese citezens.  China is very stubborn with social media and censors hundreds of thousands of articles every day. I think it would in the end be beneficial for china to ease on this policy as it would be a start to a more modern society. The more china fights against social media the less respect their citizens have for its government and the more occurring problems will rise up against the governments ways.