Mainland china, at least from my personal view, has been getting less and less suitable for human living (surviving), previously i used to have a wish: I hope i could live in my ancestor land of China until the end of the day or 'replant' my family bloodline at china due to my extreme nationalism plague in my body. Now, no thanks, no way! I rather live in Africa than back to china.
Well, although china have achieved an enormous growth in economy (the so-called Rising of dragon), lots of people including me still don't believe in this 'peaceful and powerful' dragon. This dragon is dangerous and..... 'weak' as well, what you called the next superpower WEAK!? Yes, china is weak. Not in military or economy (neither of them is criteria to measure the power of a country.) A strong and successful nation(or anything) always depends on these 3 important elements: Right time, right place, or course right people (plus doing right thing), chinese saying 天时地利人和. Short way to say: Environment and people are 2 significant pillars to hold up the country, unfortunately china has little of them.
Last year, a magazine Businessweek titled "the dirty secret of china's economy" uncovered the horrible truth regarding chinese environmental problem. From the article saying, china economic development is rapid, but the deterioration of chinese ecosystem and environment is even faster than economy pace. And a lot of No1 found in china, there are No1 of haze density, acid rain, contamination of river and lake, massive deforestation and so on so forth. Unbelievably, the rate of desertification is higher than rate of GDP. An estimation from World Bank saying 70% of china's rivers are severely contaminated and more 300 thousand died who direct caused by environmental problem.
Shanghai at risk!! Sandstorm attack!!!
Recently, news saying that China 'successfully' overtake US in greenhouse gas emission as world biggest greenhouse gas emitter, another No1 title for dear China. Congrats!! But, naturally, china refuse to admit it, and even critic 'Western bloc' try to slow down or interrupt china's rising, and ask US and other developed nations should take responsible first to reduce greenhouse gases. Well, US and developed countries definitely have to hold the responsibility, but it doesn't mean china can do it later. You murdered 1 people, and other murdered 2 people, it doesn't mean you are no guilt. Same theory. Both US and china, plus the rest of world must work together to prevent environmental crisis, we are children of mother earth, and our mother only have one, and she is dying.
But, the main difference between US and china, is US never make their homeland a rubbish centre, US (government) dare not to pollute their rivers and lakes. On the contrary, Chinese communist regime dare to do it. For the sake of promotion to higher rank, for the sake of GDP progress, environment and public health are not their business. GDP is everything. Any people or NGO try to protect environment can be viewed as public enemy, any non-government 's research and supervision on environment is strictly forbidden. What the ...!?! I will continue the issue in my following post.