China is choking on its economic success

  • Article by: William Pesek , Bloomberg News
  • Updated: January 31, 2013 - 1:21 PM

The country's pollution woes are spiraling out of control. Unless China acts immediately and boldly, it's main growth industry will be gasmasks.

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lakneeJan. 31, 13 1:40 PM

ARRey asks: Does Walmart carry gas masks?

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mylittleidJan. 31, 13 1:45 PM

Thank you Environmental Protection Agency for keeping the United States from turning into the smog-choked mess that China is today!

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gjacobJan. 31, 13 2:04 PM

To all of those people complaining that the United States is turning into Europe, I say thank God we are not turning into China. Some things are more important than straight dollars.

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twspt7Jan. 31, 13 2:25 PM

My son recently returned from China. He sat in an airplane on the tarmac at Beijing airport for almost 7 hours waiting for the smog to clear enough so the traffic controllers could see the planes on the ground from the traffic control tower. No take offs or landings the entire time until a breeze finally came up enough to move the smog around a bit. True story.

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cheiron55402Jan. 31, 13 2:28 PM

And just think people...once that smog hits the jet stream, it's coming here!

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ranger78Jan. 31, 13 2:36 PM

China is not choking on economic success. They are choking on Communism's utter disregard for people and the environment.

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nrabadJan. 31, 13 2:52 PM

And the GOP would like to get rid of the EPA. Great idea...Not!

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hawkeye56379Jan. 31, 13 2:58 PM

The smog situation in China has reached the point where it can actually be seen in photos taken from space. In addition, a recent factory fire burned for three hours before being reported because the smoke from the fire blended in with the smog.

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mdmac2704Jan. 31, 13 3:17 PM

air pollution knows no borders-same with water tell Walmart's VP of Ethical Sourcing that please

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liora51Jan. 31, 13 3:18 PM

"China is not choking on economic success. They are choking on Communism's utter disregard for people and the environment." Like North Dakota? Well, it IS a red state, too.

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