And You Thought China Wasn’t Green…

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Chinese have been starting to enjoy their nation’s beautiful green beaches yet again, with 2013 proving a bumper year for the pollution nourished algal blooms which have plagued Chinese coasts of late.

The algae’s incredible bloom, said to cover nearly 30,000 square kilometres and not seen to such an extent since the distant past of 2008, is believed to be the result of the profusion of nutrients available thanks to the vast quantities of industrial effluent and sewage China helpfully pumps into its rivers and seas.

Although the algae itself is regarded as harmless to human life (the effect a bloom has on marine life is another matter however) and were it not raised in pristine Chinese waters might actually be considered edible, fears about toxic concentrations of gases emitted from its decomposition have the authorities scrambling to remove it lest it poison someone or do the other thing China has had so much experience with lately.

They report 20,000 tonnes of the stuff has already been removed, although what measures, if any, they intend to take to stem the flow of pollutants into the sea are not clear.

Fortunately local beach-goers remain unfazed, although between this and the summer smog it is hard to imagine their tourism industry faces much of a future:

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    • Anonymous says:

      在sankaku,中国的地位和XBOX360差不多,基本就是过街老虎,各种群嘲,各位高贵的老美阿宅,我们清楚共产党是什么货色,也知道自己该走怎样的路,但真不值得你们这些高贵的阿宅们在键盘上怒战,做好自己的事情,少喷点粪吧。

        • Anonymous says:

          Man, that dude was totally asking for it. I have no idea why some of my Chinese fellas refuse to type in English. I am pretty sure they can read English. May be they think we will even try to use Google translate?
          Btw, may be China will be #1 in biofuel production thanks to the alage bloom? They can be both #1 in green energy production and the worst country that release toxic chemical into the ocean. That will be funny.

      • Anonymous says:

        In sankaku, China’s position and XBOX360 almost across the street is the basic tiger, a variety of group ridicule, ladies and noble old US-Arab house, we know what stuff the Communist Party, but also know how to go their own way, but they really do not deserve you a house noble anger they fight on the keyboard and do their own thing, spray a little less manure it.

        lololol don’t even make sense in google translate at all.

      • Anonymous says:

        大多数人都没有什么恶意 只是吐槽而已 让他们开开眼界
        一笑而过吧 别跟他们认真 反正他们也不真正了解天朝的人和事
        当然喷子什么的有时也有(喷的不只是天朝,他们啥都喷)你这样光打中文反而会招喷。顺带一提 这里不只有美国人
        不要担心天朝被喷 我敢保证外面喷天朝和其他国家的网站根本数不胜数。 在这里根本就是娱乐 天朝做得好的也会受到表扬 比如说一些cosplay展览啊什么的

        To be fair, I‘ll roughly translate his/her comment and my response to English. Please excuse my amateur translation.

        Comment:
        At Sankaku, China’s status is pretty much the same as the XBOX 360. The attention of ridicule and mockery. Dear American otaku, we know what the communist party is like and we know what road we should be travelling on, but things/posts like this should not be paid this much attention. Mind your own business, stop spreading hate.

        My response:
        The majority of the people here are just commenting on something they rarely see, they’re not really bashing on or expressing hate towards China. Just laugh it off. They don’t really know what things are like in China or the mindsets of the Chinese people anyways. Of course there is the occasional troll or hater (but they’re everywhere, badmouthing not only China). Commenting in full Chinese actually attracts more hate. By the way, it’s not just Americans that use this site.
        Don’t worry about China being bashed. I can assure you there are an innumerable amount of websites dedicated to bashing China among other countries. But it’s purely for entertainment here. China is also praised what it does well. Examples include some cosplay events and other stuff.

  • Anonymous says:

    Just to note, its probably sucking up the most harmful chemicals in the water making it safer to swim in.
    Tho i bet it would probably cause hundreds to drown if they aren’t strong swimmers.

  • Anonymous says:

    Eww the chinese. Always waddling in their own filth. I bet after they shovel that shit on the truck they take it back to their homes, cook it with some of their exploding soy-sauce recipes, and serve it inside a tin-can to their families!

    Toxins and all! DELICIOUS!

  • Anonymous says:

    Why China gets attention for some stupid green stuff on beaches, and Lithuania doesn’t get attention for 50 tonnes of dead maybugs on its coast? Yah yah, cuz China is the world’s biggest bad guy.

  • Anonymous says:

    1. Most people seem to enjoy the algae, so no problem there (except for the “marine life” = shipping industry, fishing, etc. = commerce)
    2. Yummy toxic gases in the algae are yummy… or not
    3. Look at the 3rd picture. Those 2 obese Chinese gentleman are planning something!
    “News report a change in color of the beautiful beaches from green to red. Cause: two men exploded while taking a swim and ogling women. Why they exploded is still unknown, but Chinese authorities are investigating whether the algae are at fault or one of the women.
    4. Picture 2 ahahahaha. That reminds me of the “woolen balaclava helmet” from “Lies of Silence”. Back in school we laughed a lot about that term lol

  • Anonymous says:

    This just in: Chinese Officials discover new source of meat. It’s pollutant level is much lower than the average irradiated cow, therefore is classed as safe. Expect to see this new ‘green eco meat’ on your Chinese hamburgers in your supermarket shortly. Side effects may included rapid congestive heart failure, kidney failure, spontaneous human combustion and permanent organ damage, which is much less severe than licking a Chinese made toy.

  • Anonymous says:

    这里不遗余力的发表有关中国的负面新闻,中国人表示笑看其他完美国家。

  • Anonymous says:

    在sankaku,中国的地位和XBOX360差不多,基本就是过街老虎,各种群嘲,各位高贵的老美阿宅,我们清楚共产党是什么货色,也知道自己该走怎样的路,但真不值得你们这些高贵的阿宅们在键盘上怒战,做好自己的事情,少喷点粪吧。
    每次在这里,看到china和xbox360,基本就如同在虎扑看KOBE的新闻一样,一群刚放假的小学生都像打了鸡血一样,脑残黑啊!一个隔了太平洋、被专制政党统治、毫无自由的国家对你们而言应该是不痛不痒的,不至于让你们如此鄙视,不了解是没有发言权的,你们不知道china的OTAKU们,也不知道CHINESE的想法,奉劝各位,管好你自己的嘴巴吧,中国落后,但不需要你们来这里喷粪。

      • Anonymous says:

        尽管我是全机种制霸玩家,但我的说句,sankaku真的是索青软黑的聚集地,中国和x360好像只有坏消息

        • Anonymous says:

          新番截图的,至于被你们无脑黑吗?各种地图炮有木有啊!每次在这里一见的回复。你说得没错,但是我想他们大概连翻译你的句子都不想吧。加什么看得起咱们华人。回的宅文化,和在这里的脑残黑们对喷矛盾吗?不矛盾,因为这里的老美们估计还以为天朝和100年前清朝统治的时候差不多,他们也不复谢谢,以这里阿宅们的中国的大SB的各种地图炮让在sankaku看二次元新闻,看无圣光新番截图我见过比这三样地位还低的了。说了这么多也无法改变什么,看,喷子们依然在老美们估计还以为天朝和100年前清朝统治的时候差不多,他们也不知道这里有很多公知,有很多粪青,很多五毛狗,很多美分

    • Anonymous says:

      难得一见的回复。你说得没错,但是我想他们大概连翻译你的句子都不想吧。加油吧朋友,他们本来就没什么看得起咱们华人。

      • Anonymous says:

        谢谢,以这里阿宅们的智商,如果告诉他们我平时就是个亲美党,日饭,结合上面的发言,他们能理解?向往美帝和自由,羡慕岛国的宅文化,和在这里的脑残黑们对喷矛盾吗?不矛盾,因为这里的老美们估计还以为天朝和100年前清朝统治的时候差不多,他们也不知道这里有很多公知,有很多粪青,很多五毛狗,很多美分,他们根本就是对中国一无所知,他们对中国的认知全部停留在共产党的专制和人民愚昧上了,我承认以上事实,但你们这些根本不了解中国的大SB的各种地图炮让在sankaku看二次元新闻,看无圣光新番截图,看coser卖肉的天朝阿宅们非常非常不爽啊!!!!
        sankaku的CHINA和XBOX360,虎扑的KOBE BRYANT,没有比我见过比这三样地位还低的了。说了这么多也无法改变什么,看,喷子们依然在喷粪

        • Anonymous says:

          Man, I can read both Chinese (both Traditional and Simplified) and Japanese as well. Some of the terms they are using are freaking new to me… I gotta admit, after I graduated from college and 3 years of work, I cannot catch up with the kids today.

        • Anonymous says:

          届かせて この胸に かすかに残る君の声を 夢じゃない現実で
          さまよい続けてた 立ち止まるのも前に進むことも 後退りな気がしてた 閉じ込められた四角い宇宙(そら)の下 息を潜めてた 冷たい頬を伝わる 過去の弱さぬぐって 光差す場所へ この手を伸ばすよ 届かせて この胸に かすかに残る君の声を 夢じゃない現実で
          探し続けてる 迷いながらも 先に進むことが 少しの「強さ」をくれた
          夕焼け色に 気付いた空の下 息を切らしてるよ 近くにいたのに分からずに 遠く離れたら分かること いつでも あなたは笑ってたb いつでも 隣にいてくれた 近くにいたのに分からずに 遠く離れたら分かること どれだけ あなたが大切か どれだけ かけがえないものか 忘れていた鼓動を もう一度確かめた 歩きだせるのは あの日があるから 届かせる その胸に たしかな想い 僕の声を 終わらない現実で 叫び続けていく 届かせて この胸に かすかに残る君の声を 夢じゃない現実で 探し続けてる 届かせる その胸に
          たしかな想い 僕の声を 終わらない現実で 叫び続けていく
          未来(あした)を信じて

        • Anonymous says:

          谢谢,以这里阿宅们的智商和在这里的脑残黑们对喷矛盾吗?不矛盾,因为这里的老美们估计还以为地位还低的了,和在这里的脑残黑们对喷矛盾吗?不矛盾,因为这里的老美们估计还以为天朝和100的宅文化,和在这里的脑残黑们对喷矛盾吗?不矛盾,因为这里的老美们估计还以为天朝和100年前清朝统治的时候差不多,他们也不知道这里有很多公知,有很多粪青,很多五毛狗,很多美分,他们根本就是对中国一无所知,他们对中国的认知全部停留在共产党的见过比这三样地位还低的了。说了这么多也无法改变什么,看,喷子们依然美们估计还以为天朝,结合上面的发言,他们能理解?向往美帝和自由,羡慕岛国的宅文化,和在这里的脑残黑们对喷矛盾吗?不矛盾,因为这里的老美们估计还,以这里阿宅们的智商,如果告诉他们我平时就是个亲美党,日饭,

      • Anonymous says:

        握爪个,每次在这里看到有关天朝的新闻,99%的基本都是群嘲和喷粪,NMD我只是来看新番截图的,至于被你们无脑黑吗?各种地图炮有木有啊!

        • Anonymous says:

          不好意思丢了你的脸,连吐槽和人身攻击都分不清,你还是比较适合跪舔

        • Anonymous says:

          不好意思丢了你的脸,脸吐槽和人身攻击都分不清,你还是比较适合跪舔

        • Anonymous says:

          这就算黑了? 这样子的新闻有什么丢人的? 谁不知道天朝还在发展中? 这都只是些奇闻趣事 真要黑 那不发点更碉堡的东西? 仔细看看评论有人喷么?那叫吐槽! 反而是你们这种人 敢再给天朝丢点脸么