Water, water everywhere, and not a drop to drink…..


I cringe when I think about Harbin and the 50-mile lethal slick of benzene drifting toward the Russian border. The famous environmental carelessness that has been the hallmark of China’s economic boom had to catch up with the government sometime, and I’d guess this is just a sign of more catastrophes to come. It’s all about corruption, as usual. And it’s always the little people on the ground who have to bear the misery brought on by the greedy businessmen and corrupt local officials. I suspect the CCP wil come down on them hard and in a very public way.

I’m still on vacation and won’t be back to blogging fulltime until the weekend. I’ll have a lot of catching up to do. To those angrily awaiting my response to their emails, please be forebearing.

The Discussion: 3 Comments

And I’m in San Diego till this evening – I put up the Harbin post before making the drive south and won’t have time to do anything else for a while…Martyn, where are you?!

November 25, 2005 @ 12:14 pm | Comment

It will take many more major incidents if not mega environmental accisdents for the rulers in China to wake up and change their behaviour!
Old habit dies hard.
sadly whatever the regime or wherever you are in the world its always the small/weak poor people who suffer most!

November 26, 2005 @ 10:09 pm | Comment

amazing i was there and i am god. i rule and i fell down the stairs and have to leave now. Cya l8e

December 16, 2005 @ 5:37 pm | Comment

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