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Old 03-05-2014, 06:50 PM
 
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"There is no area of the country that is not seriously polluted. Practically ALL water is contaminated, there is NO decent air quality, food and product safety is a joke. " I think Your view is too extreme. Many areas such as remote mountain areas in China which have not been explored and developed still enjoy clear water, fresh air and green food.
No one lives in those areas, which are so small as to be statistically insignificant--hence 'remote'. Even the Chinese government's own geological survey of 2013 confirmed that 90% of the country's groundwater is polluted. The soils in the country's breadbaskets are contaminated with heavy metals--see last year's cadmium-laced rice scandal. That was not an anomaly. You should read the Chinese press. It's no secret how abysmal the environment is there. The government says it will take action. Will it, or is it lip service? Too little too late? Time will tell. But those with the means are voting with their feet. Public opinion polls suggest that more than 70% of Chinese would immigrate if they could. Environmental devastation topped the list of reasons why, followed by corruption and better perceived opportunities for their children abroad.
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Old 03-05-2014, 11:42 PM
 
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Default Are China and India really much better off than they were 20 years ago?

The two countries have witnessed several changes in the last few years. Technology has reached its highest peak and a number of changes have taken place which have resulted in a better economy.
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Old 03-05-2014, 11:52 PM
 
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The two countries have witnessed several changes in the last few years. Technology has reached its highest peak and a number of changes have taken place which have resulted in a better economy.
Better economy for some. Not for all. Peasants in India have it as bad as ever.
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Old 03-06-2014, 04:53 AM
 
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Botticelli.......Your getting ripped off by your housekeeper in Shanghai......haha. Paying too much dude.
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Old 03-06-2014, 05:58 AM
 
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Better economy for some. Not for all. Peasants in India have it as bad as ever.
In last 10 years, Rural India has seen rapid progress and wealth creation. You should visit and ask people living there that how they feel now as compared to 20 years back. Rise in Minimum support prices for agriculture products, irrigation facilities and rise in land prices are some of the reasons.

Rural India shining, at last - Livemint
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Old 03-06-2014, 07:29 AM
 
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Botticelli.......Your getting ripped off by your housekeeper in Shanghai......haha. Paying too much dude.
well, it is hard to find a responsible one.
You may be able to pay 20% less, but they do 50% of the work.
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