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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    Comment by Anonymous
    06:33 08/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Throw a bunch of syringes with Potassium chloride in there. Maybe then they'll smarten up and do something for a change.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    07:16 08/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pic #3: A 3D Pig, disgusted.

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    Comment by KajunBowser
    11:12 08/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That won't do pig, that won't do.

    Comment by Steve Hester (UK)
    04:01 09/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's a good one.

    Comment by narto saipudin
    10:05 08/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    so that's where H5N1 and SARS came from...

    Comment by anon gmt+8
    09:50 08/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    jesus christ...

    how can they bear to swin in that toxic sludge??

    even captain planet cant save that place now.

    Comment by God
    10:31 08/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    If the beach are like that now IMAGINE THE FOOD !!!

    Comment by Francox3
    09:12 08/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    o.o oh my
    btw the people actually go into the water??

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:37 08/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    so beautiful is the most beautiful i ever seen

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    Comment by maga
    03:53 08/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Some might call this a dumb I call it a treasure trove for the "free" people.

    Comment by NotAnonymous
    04:12 08/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I've been to China and I saw very little garbage. It was actually much cleaner then it is here in the USA. (minus the bathrooms... XD) Something tells me the photo is shopped...

    Saying this site isn't racist to China (or any Asian country that isn't Japan) is ridiculous. Why are there never any articles with the GOOD points about China/Korea/etc.? (besides a rare "CHINA HAS HANDJOB HOSPITALS!!! :O")

    Isn't this site supposed to be about Japan?

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    Comment by Rob
    04:45 08/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You need to educate yourself about what the word racist means and quit throwing it around in situations where it doesn't apply.

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    Comment by Artefact

    Just another persecution complex Chinese.

    The photos came from a Chinese forum, and were posted by a disgusted Chinese tourist. I don' think they were shopped.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:15 08/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The most amusing aspect for me of an interpretation of Japan's portrayal as being strictly positive is the tacit acceptance of sexual predation that suggests.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:48 08/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This site pretty much all about sensationalism, with some articles that have headlines that are inaccurate, to say the least.

    I too am puzzled why almost every China-related article is negative. Is it because they and Japan are rivals, and this is an otaku website? That's a terrible bias.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:47 08/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You're even worse, with your false sympathy and moral delusions.

    Get real.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:55 08/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    And even Japan-related articles here that aren't related to anime or idol worship are positive? Take off your blinders.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:03 08/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You’re even worse, with your false sympathy and moral delusions.

    Get real.

    lol if you're aiming at me I'm "being real" sensationalism is present everywhere in the media, YOU should be the one to get real.
    I'd explain more my points but you're honestly not worth it, so yeah keep believing whatever you want.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:39 08/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    dude
    Its like press IRL,
    who gives a shit about constant,normal,happy news and the best touristic spots anywhere in the world?
    Controversial stuff is totally valid and atracts more readers.

    Comment by NotAnonymous
    05:23 08/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Um, actually, no, Artefact. ^_^ I am 0% Chinese. ;) I just find it disgusting that nearly every article related to China (and other countries, to a lesser extent) are negative.

    And yeah, there are "less developed" areas than in some of the places of China, but most of them aren't nearly this bad. You make it sound like everywhere you go you will see piles of garbage, kids crapping on the ground, and middle schoolers raping five year-olds. China isn't as terrible as this site makes it out to be. (but yes, it DOES have problems)

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    Comment by KajunBowser
    11:09 08/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Um, I think he/she was going for the cynical/sarcastic angle on that comment.

    Comment by elc
    13:04 08/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol? china is in the hole right now because of a variety of reasons, and i highly doubt that this site is "biased negatively towards China" or "promoting Japan as better then the rest of the world". this is a site for interesting news, and this is an interesting story, and if youve noticed, there are a fair amount of horrid stories from japan as well, such as the one about the gang rapers getting off scott free and one of them even applying to be a teacher, only people that have the thought process equivalent of a Japanophile would think that this site promotes a Japanese superiority complex.

    every country has its faults, just some have more blatant ones. plus its hard to get many stories out of China these days... ever since they started the whole crackdown on journalists in China for the 20th anniversary of the Tienanmen Square Massacre. oh, the chinese government is so predictable... just like a 10 year old bully... though im not saying that other countries arnt pulling bullcrap as well.

    Comment by NotAnonymous
    05:30 08/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    From dictionary.com:

    "rac⋅ism

    1. a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one's own race is superior and has the right to rule others.
    2. a policy, system of government, etc., based upon or fostering such a doctrine; discrimination.
    3. hatred or intolerance of another race or other races."

    (see 3)

    With articles like "Chinese government hates MMORGs", "China tracks ISPs", and "China's Beautiful *coughcough* Beaches" (this one), how isn't there racism here?

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:57 08/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Either you are confusing racism with sensationalism, or you are doing this on purpose.

    Quit trolling.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:55 08/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Shut up you stupid, dirty little chink. How's that for racism.

    Comment by Ted
    05:05 08/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's not so much racism as much as it is simply a cultural hatred of a country that doesn't conform to Western standards, which the Western countries insist are universal.

    So there may be good places in China, there may be innovative Chinese products, but you'll never hear about it on TV or anywhere in "mainstream" websites because they feel a compulsive need to create and maintain a dirty, backwards, and generally inferior image of China.

    Then again, this is a site mostly devoted to Japan, so the editors probably share some Japanese world views. I wouldn't be particularly surprised even if this site officially supported the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere.

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    Comment by tingle
    05:09 08/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    freedom of speech, religion, and party association is universal. If Communism is really for the people why can't the people criticize it and seek improvements without being run over by a tank?

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:07 08/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because the Chinese government is about as 'communist' or benevolent as every other authoritarian oligarchy that has ever emerged from human civilization?

    I think this discussion in general is all besides the point. While any number of people might see these images and feel a twinge of nationalistic superiority, the real takeaway is that the Chinese have to live with that shit and it's terrible. As long as any nation is willing to defect from environmental regulation and accept being the world's garbage dump the location of disposal may change but the practice will remain. People in general have to pay for adequate waste disposal and a lack of cooperation on the issue just results in the can being kicked down the road.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:42 08/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Weird, for a moment there I thought this was a Philippine beaches gallery.

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    Comment by CanadaMann
    02:40 08/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I feel that there is no use of making people become intelligent.
    They just believe the side that their government is on and use all their life to support this even it's simple BS.

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    Comment by XSportSeeker
    02:59 08/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Putting things in context...
    1- Yes, it's a disgusting beach
    2- It's ONE beach alone. And it's sad that some people would be surprized to know, most countries have places exactly like that one.
    3- If China is in such a state, with all the environmental problems it has, all developed countries are to blame, because they are the ones doing it.

    It's the corporations on developed countries that explore cheap work and spends nothing on the whole environmental issue.

    Playing along and actually feeding a dictatorship that censors what's truly happening in China so they can keep exploiting the chinese labor and keep ignoring laws and the environment.

    And in the end of all the chain, are we consumers buying cheap clothes, electronics, and whatever, financing such beautiful sceneries.

    So maybe some people there sould think twice before judging the current state of China or it's beaches...

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    Comment by Artefact

    Actually, it is the Chinese who are responsible for all this. They could have been poor and underdeveloped, but no, those unreasonable souls decided to get rich by industrialising.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:41 09/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    then Canada or USA shall be living without cars, tv, computers and factories. you can't just blame the countries who is only follow the others.
    countries have no rights to stop or blame other countries if they are the first.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:02 08/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    somebody call captain planet...

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    Comment by KajunBowser
    11:07 08/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not even he can help clean that godforsaken beach up.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:08 08/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Captain Planet, he's a hero gonna take pollution down to zero!

    Comment by Raging Anon
    09:05 08/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't forget that all our powers must be combined first to call Cap. Planet.
    Several years passed, I don't see one yet. ; ;

    Comment by Wolverine
    05:35 08/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh... It's the worst place I could imagine... Our City is a Heaven...

    Comment by chad001
    05:38 08/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    ....and people wonder why no one likes the commies...

    Comment by blob
    06:08 08/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Despite being a communist country, communism has lost much of its meaning to the people.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:54 08/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Chinese communism is an oxymoron.

    Then again, "communism" was never real to begin with, only a label that autocrats hide their manipulation of the masses behind.

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    Comment by tingle
    05:07 08/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    many people think America is the biggest polluter in the world. The truth is it's China. Thank God you don't live downstream of the ganji, when china flushes india gets it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:27 08/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sure, some people have a right to hate America. Every country is hated by someone, but generally...

    1. They're people living in different countries hearing biased news, and have never actually been here so they're uneducated about America.

    2. They live here, but it's lyke...kewl to haet America and Bush, rite?? ANARCHAYYY

    Of course, there's people that don't find America for them, and they'd rather live somewhere else, but they have no right to bash America/Americans.

    I live in America, in Maryland, and I think that it's beautiful. Where I live is clean, and we keep it clean. Of course any city big city will be dirty, like Baltimore, but everywhere else is wonderful. I used to live in Alaska, and when I moved, I took a trip to Canada since I was close to the border. The people there are wonderful, but their cities were more clean than American cities when I went there, and pollution in Canada is becoming a bigger problem than before.

    TL;DR Bashing of America really isn't deserved, since every place has problems with being dirty.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:28 08/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Whoops, meant were no more clean.

    I don't think America's the best place to live in the world like some people think, but no place is a paradise.

    Comment by elc
    13:09 08/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    the problem is the level of ignorance. the USA is a nice place, but that doesnt mean its perfect, same with many other countries. the thing to get annoyed at is the fact that the USA has blatant problems, yet most of the people either dont know about them, or refuse to acknowledge the fact that there are problems.

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    Comment by Jira
    11:11 08/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's fucking hilarious, because they're all sitting there as if the trash doesn't even exist. If it were me, I would at least have the decency clear out a little spot to chill in, but people are pretty much sitting in the shit. I honestly don't think I've seen a dirtier country than China.

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    Comment by Garvey
    11:28 08/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Do not make judgments such as that. This is all these people have ever known. They grew up in this toxic sludge. To them it's just another day at the beach. If your looking to be a dick, at least have the decency to fuck the perpetrators instead of the victims.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:11 10/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    No, they're just lazy.

    Comment by koppent
    15:05 13/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    parrraaaaaaaahhhhh.....

    lebih parah dari pantai Ancol - Indonesia

    zannen da....

    Comment by Nyanyanya
    20:57 02/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pantai Ancol masih JAUH lebih bersih, oi :P







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