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Posted 7/1/15
What do you think of the pollution problems currently residing in cities like Beijing and others in mainland China?
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Mass growth + factories + wanting to make as much money as possible = pollution

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Global warming and polluted waters
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I worked in China for seven years, first near Beijing (in Hebei province), then Guangzhou in south China, and then back to Beijing, right in the city center. I also visited several other large cities including Shanghai, Tianjin, and Xi'an. While I quite enjoyed my time there, I admit the pollution was quite bad. A honest to goodness blue sky in Beijing was an extremely rare event; most of the time it was grey haziness. The millions of vehicles using leaded gas might have contributed something to this problem, but the constant construction didn't help either (I was there during the Olympics and its pre-construction period). Beijing is also subject to periodic dust storms which coat the city with reddish-gold sand. This latter even manages to reach South Korea, as I found out when I was there. All this said, factories in surrounding provinces and cities are said to contribute a large portion of Beijing's pollution.

Much of this is inevitable, as the country tries to expand its economy, and one can't completely fault them for that. I just hope, as one who has nothing but good memories of my time there, that the Chinese manage to find a way to grow without completely sacrificing their environment.
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Posted 7/1/15
That is their problem, overpopulation is the main cause.
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it's a shame, because China is supposed to be this place full of beautiful landscapes, amazing architectures. i love watching those movies set in ancient periods... and the way they organise their cities and stuff feel more organised and aesthetically pleasing to the eyes... especially the gardens.

ever since the industrial revolution, the buildings are incredibly ugly, and ppl hang underwears on their balconies it's not the same as it's used to be. they don't repaint their walls... so it becomes dirty and unsightly.
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Pretty soon China will have their very own Godzilla
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Posted 7/1/15
Overpopulation is the key factor. China wouldn't have to build so many skyscrapers and have so much industrialization if they weren't so crowded.
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