With a population of more than one billion
people, China creates massive volumes of waste. But its recycling industry is also growing
fast, one that utilises not only its own rubbish but that of other countries as well.
It is the world's biggest importer of waste, taking in plastics from the US, for
example, before transforming them into new products to be shipped back to Western
countries. Melissa Chan reports from Beijing as part of Al Jazeera's Wasteful World
series. (July 27, 2010)
Two Child Policy - China
Under the strain of a rapidly-ageing
population, China has eased its one-child policy. Yet a two-class system endures for the
migrant workers whose children are not welcome in the city of Shanghai.
Apple onder druk om zijn
producenten in China openbaar te maken
Milieu-NGO's in China en de VS proberende
wereld fixatie op de nieuwe iPhone 4 te richten op de milieu-reputatie van de fabrieken in
China waar de iphone en andere mobiele telefoons en computers worden gebouwd.
China's 'cancer villages' reveal
dark side of economic boom
Polluting factories in rural communities
are forming a deadly toxic cocktail for villagers, leading to surging rates of cancer.
Zheng Gumei thought she was down with a cold until the doctor told her to wait outside the
room so he could talk to her son alone. "I knew then that I must have a serious
illness," the 47-year-old farmer recalled, wiping away the tears and then staring
into the distance. "I'm having treatment now. See, my hair has fallen out," she
said, taking off her hat to show the side-effects of chemotherapy. Like many other
residents of Xinglong, a small rural community next to an industrial park in China's
Yunnan province, she had little doubt about the source of her cancer. "The pollution
in this village is bad, people get sick." Such stories have become much more common
in China in recent years as breakneck economic growth increasingly takes its toll on the
China censored news - Cracks in
China's Three Gorges Dam
Ian Bremmer on the Risks Private
Companies Face Against China
President of the Eurasia Group, Ian Bremmer
describes the potential risks private corporations face if they come up against the
China heeft de lijst met zijn
vervuilers publiek gemaakt
Chinese burgers eisen een schonere omgeving
en meer verantwoordelijkheid van de industrie, die veel van het water giftig en de lucht
vrijwel niet-adembaar heeft gemaakt. Ze zijn een gevecht aangegaan met Hong Kong en de
effectenbeurs, waar veel van de belangrijkste bedrijven vermeld staan.
In China's first official response to
Google's threat to leave the country, the government on Thursday said foreign internet
companies are welcome but must obey the law and gave no hint of a possible compromise over
web censorship. Foreign ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu, without mentioning Google by name,
said Beijing prohibits e-mail hacking. Google have said it would stop censoring search
results in China and might shut down its China-based Google.cn site, citing hacking
attacks against its e-mail service. "I want to stress that China's internet is open.
Chinese government promotes the development of internet. We promote an environment
adequate for a healthy development of the internet. China's law prohibits any sort of
hacker attacks. China, like many other nations, manages the internet according to the law.
Our measures to manage the internet are in accordance with international practices. I also
want to stress that China welcomes international internet enterprises to conduct business
in China according to the law." Web users visited Google's Beijing offices for a
second day to leave flowers and notes expressing support for the company. Some visitors
poured small glasses of liquor, gestures normally associated with Chinese funerals. Others
left a copy of the People's Daily, which they said represented the tightly controlled
state media that China's public would be left with if Google pulls out and censorship
A New China
One Tenth of Cooking Oil in China
Comes from Waste
Every year, people in China consume between
two to three million tons of recycled oil, also known as drainage oil, according to a
Chinese food science expert. In a country where 22.5 million tones of oil is consumed each
year, thats one tenth of their entire consumption. The substandard cooking oil is refined
from discarded kitchen and restaurant waste. Some of it is scooped out from underground
waste drainages. Professor He Dongping from Wuhan Polytechnic University has been studying
the use of drainage oil for seven years. He recently told state-run China Youth Daily that
recycling oil has become a lucrative business in China. Waste oil is cheap to refine, and
is half the price of normal cooking oil. A study by Professor Hes students found the oil
recycler can make about $1,500 U.S. dollars a monthas much as a well-paid white
collar worker. Drainage oil is bought by street vendors and local restaurants that are
cutting down on costs. Drainage oil is cheap, but it can be costly to consumers health.
One of the main chemicals found in recycled oil is aflatoxin. Its a cancer causing agent,
and 100 times more toxic than arsenic. Chinese food safety authorities issued a stern
warning to food service providers last week. If they are found using drainage oil or
buying oil from an unclear source, their business will be halted. But Professor He says
the real problem is the lack of regulation on how to handle and dispose of restaurant
waste. Also, the difficulties in testing for recycled oil means this food safety scandal
may not go away anytime soon.
The great cyber wall of China
Totalitarian China, UN model-state
for the world
When we delve into the historical record,
we find that one of the first globalist technocrats to write about the 'necessity' of
turning China into a socialist totalitarian system was Bertrand Russell, in his 1920s
book, "The Problem of China". He advocated that China, given its massive
manpower, would be useful for labor and for promoting world totalitarian command &
control socialism; and so, should be completely standardized by means of a communist
revolution. Later, it would be propped up via trade agreements that would transfer
production (factories, basically) from the West into Chinese territory. Therefore, China
would become the manufacturing center for the world, and would, during the 21st century,
assume a main role in world governance.
That is all in that 1920s book. Later,
Mao's revolution was indeed supported by globalist financial and military interests, in
detriment of Chiang Kai-shek's nationalist movement. During the 1970s, the international
banking oligarchy offered its full support to Red China, and praised the outcomes of its
revolution -- were they thinking of those 60 million dead Chinese human beings? So, we
find that it is also during this decade that the UN and their consulting body, the Club of
Rome, start promoting China to assume the role of manufacturing center for the world; and
the technology and wealth transfer to there from the West begins en masse, via trade
agreements like GATT.
All the while, China was being turned into the nightmare scenario the establishment is
implementing worldwide, on a step-by-step basis.
Communist China is the CLOSEST thing there
is, of the so-called new world order: a totalitarian two-class system,
communistic-at-the-bottom, and oligarchic-at-the-top. The living standards for the average
person are miserable, strained by impoverishment, disease, and eugenics policies. The
economy is collectivized under an all-mighty oligarchic state, under the pretexts of
'environmental sustainability' and 'keeping the common good'. 'Social cohesion' is kept
under a brutal police state where dissenters are sent to forced labor/death camps, and
everyone in society can be an informant for the government. The people are trained to
think collectively, following the government/media paradigms; an individual is not
supposed to have original ideas. Society is supposed to be a beehive of very hard-working,
politically correct, communal slaves.
THIS IS THE NEW WORLD ORDER, as has
constantly been described throughout the decades by major players, such as Bertrand
Russell, HG Wells, Jacques Attali, Zbigniew Brzezinski. The scientifically controlled and
run socialist society. And this model is now being fully implemented in a country near
you; under the pretexts of 'national security' and 'ecological sustainability'.
Chinese kinderen slachtoffer
Het Chinese ministerie van Volksgezondheid
heeft de autoriteiten in de provincie Shanxi, ten zuiden van hoofdstad Peking, opgedragen
een onderzoek in te stellen naar berichten dat bijna honderd kinderen in de provincie ziek
zijn geworden of zijn overleden door "bedorven" vaccins.
In China, the melamine tainted milk scandal
was exposed in 2008. Six babies died and more than 300,000 fell ill from the poisoned
milk, according to Chinese officials figures. ow the toxic chemical has again found its
way back into food products sold on supermarket shelves in China. According a report in
the state-run Peoples Daily, some companies have been using recalled melamine-tainted milk
powder to make products. And the incidents have not been isolated. The tainted
products have been produced by companies across China, including Shanghai and Liaoning
Provinces in the northeast. The latest contaminated products were found in Chinas
southwestern province of Guizhou. Adding melamine to dairy products, makes the protein
content appear higher. The toxic chemical is a byproduct of plastic and when consumed by
humans, it can cause serious kidney and other health problems.
China wil regen intensiever gaan
China wil intensiever het weer manipuleren
en op kunstmatige wijze regen veroorzaken.
China 3 Months Before Ukraine
Pneumonic Plague Outbreak
China Peaks, World Freaks
World media are a bunch of party poopers,
criticizing China as it celebrates the 60th anniversary of Communist rule. Fox News'
response was predictable, but South African broadcasting seemed to have it in for China as
well. China's former "big brother to the North," as Russia Today phrased it, was
one of the few willing to join the celebration.
Ten years after the Tiananmen Square
massacre,10,000 Falun gong practitioners gathered outside China's central leadership
compound in Beijing. They had come to appeal at China's central appeals office -- to
appeal for practitioners who had been abused in the city of Tianjin, for thei books, which
ahd been banned, and for practitioners all over the country who were being harassed and
investigated by the police. They were met by the Chinese premier, and the arrested
practitioners were released. It seemed like the appeal had been successful. But in
reality, time was running out, and the brutal crackdown was getting closer and closer.
Over the last few years, we've seen a
string of defective products being shipped into the US from China. Items ranging from pet
food to children's toys have been brought into our country, only to harm US consumers
because they weren't properly screened. And now there's even more. Thanks to a shortage of
drywall products after hurricane Katrina, US manufacturers were forced to import tons of
this material from China to keep up with demand. Now we're beginning to see reports of
this drywall actually corroding pipes and wiring in the walls of homes, and emitting a
foul-smelling odor that could be potentially hazardous to residents. Mike Papantonio talks
about this issue with attorney and consumer advocate Ben Gordon.
De wereld is niet zo plat als we
Niet zo lang geleden werden bedrijven
zonder vestiging in AziŽ uitgelachen door hun concurrenten. Nu keren ze terug uit het
beloofde land om dichter bij huis weer aan de slag te gaan. 'Als ze het goed berekenen,
blijkt dat Chinese fabriekje toch iets duurder dan gedacht.'
Ever since the violence between Muslim
Uighurs and Han Chinese, a fear of fanaticism has taken hold. Is the government's decision
to demolish the Uighur area Kashgar really due to an earthquake threat? Kashgar is a
cultural icon. Parts of the city have stood for 2000 years and within its labyrinth,
Uighur traditions are unchanged. 'We live as we did in the old times' says Tursun, a 6
generation pot thrower. But times are changing. Beijing's deputy mayor has announced that
destruction of the old town is the only way to prepare for an earthquake threat. 'I spent
my whole childhood in this place. If they destroy it, we can't continue our business'
cries one of Kashgar's many blacksmiths. Many Uighur's are convinced that the authorities
'never tell the truth'. Yet some are happy to be rehoused in government buildings,
admitting that their homes are dangerous. Kashgar is of great strategic value for China -
if small separatist groups here link with Taliban insurgents across the border, there
could be a full-scale armed conflict in Western China. 'If a handful of religious
extremists, or international terrorists appear, we will crack down on them immediately'
says Beijing's deputy mayor. His plan could rebuild a sour relationship. Or give the
Uighurs a new reason to throw off Chinese occupation of their homeland.
China's economy is exploding and behind the
scenes of this economic miracle is the industrial revolution powered by the cheap labour
that is helping to build and sustain the economy. Coal for power, coal for steel, coal for
cement. Coal and labour are the raw materials, the flip side and the dark side of this
economic juggernaut that is China. But it comes at a heavy price for the country's
environment and its people's health. And now that is has overtaken the US as the biggest
producer of carbon dioxide, China's emission levels will increase anxiety about its role
in driving man-made global warming and will add to pressure on the world's politicians to
reach an agreement on climate change that includes the Chinese economy.
Eerst groeien dan komt het milieu
De Chinezen willen best wat aan een
schonere wereld doen. Maar ze nemen er wel de tijd voor.