Firstly I'm not white (like I care about colour). Secondly if you actually bothered to read what I wrote then you would note that I said I wasn't arguing against China's right to industrialise. In actual fact I support it's right to do so. My QUESTION was more about whether or not people in China actually appreciate that whilst Industrialisation is a good thing economically for themselves (and others) that the size of China means that the environmental impact will be huge. In Britain we polluted during our own industrialisation but there are 2 points here:bassfisher said:China has evry rite to have a technological and industrial revolution. Britain and the usa have already poluted their corners of the world irreperably, don't impose your 'white' values on other peeps.
Since the usa and england are horrible over weight, does that mean starving orietals should diet to? Perhaps this is our revenge for your colonial redistribution of wealth based on race/
Remember the opium wars?
1.) When Britain industrialised no one really thought much about the environment.
2.) We are a tiny country compared to China in terms of Land Space and population.
If China is as laid back as we were in Victorian times then the world will face an enviromental meltdown. Therefore in my view China has to appreciate that building a coal powered station every 10 days (when we in the UK are closing them) isn't helpful. It needs to realise that no country in history has ever industrialised on the scale that China is now doing. So all I'm asking is do the Chinese people appreciate this?