Sunday, November 17, 2013

Will Two Enemies Unite?

An article published by CNN describes how Japan can assist in solving China's air pollution problem. At first, it seemed odd to me that Japan was willing to help China, seeing that tension between the two countries is still somewhat high, but the reason was exposed in the article. The simple truth is that the Chinese industry's pollution goes straight to Japan and now the island has air pollution problems of its own. The Japanese have many factories on the Chinese mainland that are incredibly clean in what they emit because the island nation had a major air pollution problem of its own in the sixties and seventies that they managed to solve. The Chinese have had some advisers from Tokyo come to Beijing and hear their advise, but whether or not the Chinese will go through with it will be an interesting story to follow.

What happens next in this area will be interesting to observe, seeing what the history between the two giants has been like.

To read the article click here

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this article, Emil. By this resoning the USA should be actively helping China curb its emissions as well since the west coast is getting sprinkled by soot too. I wonder about Hawaii?