From Project Syndicate, via Taipei Times:
Two countries — the US and China — remain unconcerned with global efforts to create a new post-Kyoto framework on climate change. Fifty years ago, the rest of the world might have carried on with remedying the problem of greenhouse gas emissions and let China and the US stew in their own waste. But the world is now so interdependent that what happens in one place affects everywhere else.
For example, visitors and residents alike have long thought of Hong Kong as a beautiful city on the South China coast. But for at least five years Hong Kong’s residents have found themselves coughing and wheezing from the city’s increasingly degraded air. Corporate employers are even complaining that they are not able to attract overseas talent.[Full Text]
Christine Loh (ÈôÜÊÅ≠Ëïô), co-chair of the Human Rights in China, is chief executive officer of Civic Exchange.