Purple Haze

Kurlantzick, Joshua
August 2004
New Republic;8/30/2004, Vol. 231 Issue 9, p10
Offers a look at environmental degradation and pollution in China. View that China is hurtling toward environmental catastrophe, and perhaps an ensuing political upheaval; Report that two-thirds of China's cities do not meet World Health Organization air-quality standards; Reduction of China's groundwater supplies; Reference to the book "The River Runs Black," by Elizabeth Economy; Industrialization of China without regulations to protect the environment; Report that, as unemployment has risen, the Chinese government has created massive infrastructure projects that caused ecological destruction; Rise of a grassroots environmental movement in China.


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