China exhibits auto under anti-disease controls with much enthusiasm
China has been in the news for some bizarre reasons lately, for example the bizarre abduction of a journalist, Xiao Jianhua, and the killing of the woman with whom he was in a relationship. Like all abductions, this one has produced baffling and at times horrifying details.
Now comes news that pollution in Beijing now exceeds any other city on the planet. It’s embarrassing but we have little recourse other than to remember that it’s yet another Chinese success story. They’ve won the industrial revolution and are now rapidly industrializing and exporting world-class goods.
And now they can even outfox us, because according to Reuters the Chinese are responding to pollution by setting up what amounts to a highly efficient anti-disease administration. Companies with unhealthy emissions or toxic waste are demanding a discount when buying expensive cars – and if the supplier cannot deliver the cars then the company must pay a higher price to buy them.