When one couples the following environmental disasters with the largest real-estate bubble in the history of the planet and the growing competition from emerging markets, one sees the coming crash of a nation-state that very foolishly embarked upon a reckless "greed is good campaign":
Thousands of dead, bloated pigs floating down the river that supplies Shanghai with its drinking water. Air pollution in Beijing so impenetrable the U.S. Embassy's air quality measuring station can only call it "beyond index." Industrial towns where rates of cancer are so high they're known as "cancer villages."
Compounding these problems is the Chinese government's stony silence about anything that might imperil the country's economic development — including environmental regulation.
But China's increasingly restive population of 1.3 billion people is now starting to demand government action to combat the deadly plagues of pollution and disease that are stalking the 21st century's economic powerhouse.
Chinese officials, however, have barely started to acknowledge the problem. In the meantime, the people of China are forced to face the following environmental catastrophes on a daily basis:
The article then goes on to cite a litany of horrifically tragic environmental disasters that have swept over China as a direct result of China turning its back upon what should have been a giving-and-sharing rather than self-centered economic system. The Little Giant, Deng Xiaoping, was an economic monster, and his stupid legacy has devoured much of China.