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China Update

Published by MAC on 2006-06-06

China Update

6th June 2006

As it launches its next five year plan, the Chinese regime seems to making an effort to balance consumer demand (not least for energy) with a reduction of pollution and cleaner production of power. The state already admits that some 90 percent of the country's cities and 75 percent of its lakes suffer some degree of water pollution, while in some regions discharges of major pollutants have surpassed the sustaining capacity of the environment.

Another Canadian company comes under fire for encroaching on Chinese-occupied Tibet.

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