The Dirty Secret of China's Economy

The mainland's rapid growth has only worsened its environmental problems, and the government expects pollution to quadruple by 2020

The 2008 Beijing Olympics is being billed as one of those glorious defining moments in history that will signal China's arrival as an economic power. But what if the global media pack and the millions of tourists who descend on China two years from now take away a less-than-flattering impression of the Middle Kingdom?

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