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Re: China is fucking scary
« Reply #160 on: November 04, 2013, 10:44:09 AM »



Tiananmen Square, of all places.
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Re: China is fucking scary
« Reply #161 on: November 04, 2013, 11:37:52 AM »

One one hand, the US, UK and many other countries all experienced a period of "Holy shit, this rapid industrialization is making our air fucking awful", so the theory goes that China will eventually clean up too. It's bad enoough that the Chinese government is in fact allowing angry posts about air quality on the sino-internets.

The thing is that the problem is so severe over there that a lot of the estimates of what it would cost to fix problems on China's scale pretty much break the Chinese economy. We're talking huge pullbacks in multiple key sectors of the economy. Like a fifty percent reduction in steelmaking, thirty percent reduction in power use, a twenty percent reduction in the number of cars on the roads. But all of those (except steelmaking) are still rapidly ticking up.
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Re: China is fucking scary
« Reply #162 on: November 04, 2013, 12:55:14 PM »

everyone always is like CHINA HAS TOO MANY MALES AND THAT CAUSES WARS OH NO but jokes on them they're gonna declare war just to get away from the Smog
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Re: China is fucking scary
« Reply #163 on: November 04, 2013, 03:28:52 PM »

I've heard it said that the biggest correlation to revolutions (not necessarily violent ones) occurring is the percentage of the population who are unmarried and recognized as young adults.
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