Frank Talk from Chinese Deputy Director

Very interesting story scooped by Der Spiegel – Getting frank information from the Chinese government on any topic rarely happens, but Chinese Deputy Director of the EPA talks openly about the potential for meltdown in China’s overburdened environment, remarking that 8-15% of GDP is being lost to polluted air and water. “This Miracle will end soon” – Pan Yue
(via Worldchanging)

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