Pollution crisis ‘puts economic growth at risk

Wang Xiangwei wrote on South China Morning Post: “The mainland’s leading environmental official warned yesterday that serious pollution could choke off economic growth and widen inequality between the rich and poor and between the affluent eastern region and the underdeveloped west.

In a damning report published by the online edition of the People’s Daily, , deputy director of the State Environmental Protection Administration, said an environmental crisis could bring about an irreversible catastrophe for the Chinese people.

He said torrid economic growth could only be sustainable if the government achieved a balance of political reforms, social harmony and environmental protection. ”

Via China Study Group, the full article is here.

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