Polluting to death: China introduces execution for environmental offenders
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July 20th, 2013, 08:02 AM
Join Date: Jun 2009
I'm not for executions, and on the face of this it seems like a good thing, but I can't help but feel that there's something else going on. Like this is only happening because the government fears unrest from the people because of the terrible pollution in many places of the country, and not because they really care about the environment. But that's just my cynical view of the current government there. And, you know, if it actually leads to better air quality, water quality, etc. then that can only be good for everyone since China is so huge and has the potential for affecting the environment across the entire world.
And speaking of the entire world, I wonder if this would affect any of China's relationships with other countries. Like, will they care if there's terrible pollution at a factory they own in Africa or South America?
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