Pollution in China

 “I could barely see anything from the skywalk where I transfer subway lines every morning.” Says one citizen, according to Xinhua. Pollution is a very important issue in China. It has increased as China has industrialized and it has caused many environmental and health problems not only in China but also in the sorrounding countries. 

The big cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Hongkon or Xianhua are having serious air pollutions plagues. The environmental protection has been long sacrificed for the sake of economic development which is also increasing. The burning of coal and the emissions of the cars in the cities are major sources of Chinese pollution.

In the last years this has gone worse and no World Social Organization has been able to aminorate it. It is true that China has strengthen regulation and pledged financial resources to flight pollution. However, it is always very difficult to control these environmental problems in countries which are emerging economically and industrially.

Source: 8:18 a.m. EST January 16, 2014- USA newspaper. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/01/16/china-smog-air-pollution/4504729/

In this website you can see how unhealthy is the pollution in each city of China. [http://aqicn.org/map/china/]

Irene Llona. January, 17.01.2014

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