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China pollutes to satisfy Western buyers

...In China, international companies like Walmart, Nike, GE and their local suppliers have been copping a steady barrage of abuse. The criticism relates to large-scale toxic pollution which has been created in China so that consumers…can have cheap goods...Ma Jun…set up a small, harmless-looking environmental research group...[to collect] the names of Chinese suppliers who've been prosecuted for serious pollution breaches…MA JUN:…[I]n China the reality is that we are in some way holding the environmental responsibility for the Western world. All this manufacturing have been transferred to China, meaning that we are taking charge of all this pollution…

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