. . . as long as the public believes it’s true? I’m disgusted with the Western media, the way they keep picking on China. Henan is a poor, heavily polluted inland province of 90 million people. So what if the lion at their zoo looks a bit dog-like:
That shows why the China bears are oh so wrong. No country with that level of creativity, that enthusiasm to “git er done” will ever get stuck in a middle income trap.
Fortunately the Economist magazine dares to tell the truth about China:
China is broadly right about one thing: its environmental problems do have historical parallels. With the exception of Chongqing, the largest municipality, most Chinese cities are no more polluted than Japan’s were in 1960 (see chart 1). Excluding spikes like that in Beijing this year, air quality is improving at about the same rate as Japan’s did in the 1970s.