Environmental Problems and Pollution in China
There is no country in the world that assumed an economic might as China that has not come with unprecedented environmental problems. The rise of Great Britain during the industrialization era came with a lot of environmental impacts. The same applies to rise of other economic powers like Germany, United States, USSR, and others. However there is no economy in the world that equals Chinese economy in terms of environmental pollution. The legacy of environment pollution in China is so severe that it will take decades of efforts and the commitment of huge public wealth to undo the problem. The magnitude of environment pollution in the country has stark repercussion on the domestic and international front. It is a major long-term burden on the country and a political challenge facing the Communist Party. Ambient air pollution is not only a major threat the existence of the ecosystem but it is also a leading cause of thousands of deaths year. The water system ahs been polluted to such an extent that more than half billion people don’t have access to clean and safe drinking water while cancer reign havoc on the life of many Chinese. In deed, china environmental problem is thorn on its economic juggernaut. Any industrial growth needs to be regulated and the world, in reference to China, seems not to have learned from the past industrialization. In deed there has not been efforts to strengthen the institutions, polices and the mechanism to enforce those polices that would otherwise save the country from the menace.