China’s Beautiful Beaches

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A Chinese visitor to the “dragon boat races” held recently on China’s southern island of Hainan was speechless when confronted by the beautiful beaches the tropical island is famed for.

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Via Heaven.

Although China enjoys impressive rates of economic growth on paper, economists generally treat this figures with scepticism, particularly where the colossal human and environmental cost of China’s rush for growth is concerned; smog and disgusting sites such as these are the visible symptoms of such problems.

Adjusting for such externalities, China’s real rate of growth could be significantly lower, and it is certain that at some point in the future the cost of treating people and cleaning up the mess will be felt, and it will likely not come cheap…

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