Chinese director Chen Kaige, whose movie “The Promise” allegedly caused environmental damage to a pristine Shangri-la lakeside during shooting, has been nominated for the country’s “Green Chinese” award.
Many described it as an outrageous irony in China’s efforts to protect the environment. “How can Chen be nominated? If a bad example like him can be nominated, then traitors should be nominated as heroes in the same sense,” read one comment on Netease.com.
…Most Internet users wrote that Chen was a negative example and if it wasn’t for his movie, there wouldn’t have been such a huge debate about environment protection…[Full Text]
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