“Schools in Beijing are closed and outdoor construction halted as the Chinese capital’s first ever pollution “red alert” comes into effect over smog levels.”
A large part of China’s rapid economic growth has been dependent on cutting corners in labor and environmental standards. This is one reason why I don’t think that the Chinese economy can continue this growth indefinitely.
Tags: pollution, China, development, economic, megacities, East Asia, industry, sustainability, urban ecology.
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