The Downside of the Boom China's Poison for the Planet

Can the environment withstand China's growing economic might? As one of the planet's worst polluters, Beijing's ecological sins are creating problems on a global scale. Many countries are now feeling the consequences.
Smoke from factories in China's Shanxi province: Slowly, politicians and scientists are recognizing the path of destruction caused by China's industrial revolution.

Smoke from factories in China's Shanxi province: Slowly, politicians and scientists are recognizing the path of destruction caused by China's industrial revolution.

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