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Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.

Chinese Economic Growth

Chinese Economic Growth

Some tree hugging dirty kisser asked this question:

Does China’s economic/industrial growth hurt the global environment?

The answer is clear.

Two-thirds of the opinion leaders think China’s growth is having a negative effect on the global environment.

Just over half (55%) of general public  wondered what was meant by the question but felt something was going wrong with the environment and figured since everything else gets blamed on China, they might as well blame declines in the global environment in China, too.

What do you think? Is China’s growth hurting the environment?

The answer is “Yes”.

But is it causing global damage?

What do you think?

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Bill Belew

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  • The Chief says:

    Of course, China’s growth is not that much environmentally-friendly. Global damage ? cerainly. But can “we” seriously ask more than 1 billion individuals not to try and copy/paste what we are doing, us westerners, and try to have their share of wealth ?
    Environment concern is growing in China.. it may not take as much time to become an official issue as it has been in the western world.

  • panasianbiz says:

    Thanks for visiting and thanks for these comments.

    Is it possible that China will become more aware of environmental issues sooner ALSO because in the west we have learned how we have hurt the environment.

    In other words…we taught China how to grow, how to destroy and how to be aware of this sooner.

    What do you think?

  • Hubert Shea says:

    The government has actively propagated environmental protection in gateway cities. Environmental rules and legislations have been introduced but most of the enterprises are indifferent to them.

    There are two key problems associated with the enforcement of environmental rules and regulations in China. First, the whole government system is too corrupt. In China, everything can be negotiable. Second, corporate social responsibility is very weak in China, particularly privately-owned enterprises. Owner-managers and their senior executives pursue economic profits at the expense of stakeholder interests.

    The economic growth of China might damage the global environment if the above problems cannot be rectified in an effective and immediate manner.

  • panasianbiz says:

    As usual, Hubert, you are able to give some insight into this matter that cannot be seen from 8000 miles away.

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Of course it is. Unfortunately, manufacturing, almost by necissity, harms the environment. The trick is to reduce the harm. Now though, articles are coming out saying that as China makes greater efforts to clean up its environment, the costs of doing so will lead to global inflation. Everything is a trade-off.

  • panasianbiz says:

    Balance and minimal harm…
    Now there is an interesting idea. The tree huggers would have us stop/drop/and hop.

    But, then some big businesses are just looking to make money.

    Thanks for reading, CLB.

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