The title of a recently released Al-Jazeera article is “MEDIA demands Beijing come clean on pollution” (Web-site/URL: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/01/201311452552699675.html). “air pollution”, of course, has been A CHRONIC PROBLEM in Beijing FOR MANY YEARS now.
“STATE media has ECHOED public anger (?) with demands for OFFICIAL TRANSPARENCY (?) over causes of dense smog in northern China”. There are TWO things to note here. First ” STATE media has echoed public anger?” REALLY? That doesn’t seem possible. On top of this, “transparency” STILL DOES NOT EXIST in China.
According to the Global Times, “The choice between development and environmental protection should be made by GENUINELY DEMOCRATIC methods“. “genuine democracy” DOES NOT EXIST in China. Even in HONG KONG, which should be an INDEPENDENT region, “democracy” (i.e. DIRECT ELECTIONS FOR the Chief Executive & THE ENTIRE Legislative Council) has been delayed from 2007 (Initially) to 2012 and now to 2017 (Chief Executive) and 2020 (the entire Legislative Council) thanks to the fact that CHINESE LOYALISTS STILL DOMINATE the Legislative Council (Legco). TUNG CHEE-HWA was Hong Kong’s first Chief Executive (1997-2005) so he was APPOINTED BY China. We understand that. However, the next Chief Executive, DONALD TSANG, was EXPECTED to move Hong Kong TOWARD greater democracy. Instead he moved Hong Kong FURTHER AWAY FROM democracy. In a democracy, the Legislative Council (the Hong Kong equivalent of Congress) makes laws, the Chief Executive carries out the laws (the Chief Executive can ask Legco to draft laws he favors) and the High Court enforces the laws. Well, when Legco vetoed Tsang’s electoral reform laws (led by DEMOCRATS, the main opposition party in Hong Kong), Tsang MUST HAVE gone kicking and screaming to Beijing because the response was “Some lawyers in Beijing said that if the problem can’t be solved, Donald Tsang has the power to dissolve the Legco under the Basic Law” (Web-site/URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_term_of_Donald_Tsang_as_Chief_Executive_of_Hong_Kong), which is A FAILURE because this sounds eerily similar to Article 48 of the WEIMAR GERMANY constitution which stated that the President had the authority to dissolve the Reichstag (parliament during the Weimar Germany years) in the event of a “national emergency”. The first Weimar president, used it to put down the Munich Putsch to PRESERVE the Republic. Leaders after Ebert, however, used it WHENEVER they DIDN’T get THEIR way/COULDN’T have things THEIR way, which ultimately allowed ADOLF HITLER to come to power. Of course, this was one of THE DARKEST periods in history. “Environmental problems shouldn’t be mixed together with POLITICAL problems” of course, but unfortunately THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT WE’RE DEALING WITH HERE.
“An editorial in the China Daily BLAMED the pollution on the pace of urbanization, adding that “China’s process of industrialization HAS NOT finished” obviously, but will it SLOW DOWN? “In the middle of a rapid urbanization process, IT IS URGENT for China to think about how such a process can press forward without compromising the quality of urban life with an INCREASINGLY WORSE living environment” which of course IS NOT good. This is also the latest/yet another example of “Blaming and criticizing” (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-AJviZ8Itk).
Sui Guoming, “an analyst at Kaimenhong Investment Management company”, wrote on his microblog (Sina Weibo), “The WIDESPREAD SMOGGY weather has led to the increase in RESPIRATORY patients, so there are INVESTMENT opportunities in stocks related to AIR PURIFICATION EQUIPMENT and ANTI-BACTERIAL MASKS“. “investment” reinforces this idea that the Chinese always try to PROFIT off of every situation.
Finally, “one web user, who also posted a picture of herself WEARING A FACE MASK“, wrote: “This pollution is making me so ANGRY“. THIS is more representative of the people’s opinion in China. “MEDIA DEMANDS Beijing Clean on Air Pollution” is most likely A FREAK SHOW