You Haven’t Seen Pollution Until You Go To China…

Well, here’s a side of China we don’t see in the Media. Certainly, pollution is huge problem over there. But, we’re not sure it’s bothering them, all that much. So what, if you have to walk through a river full of dead fish on your way home from work? Go swimming in a lake full of algae? No biggie. They’ve probably lived with this problem for such a long time now, that it doesn’t even faze them. And, if that’s the case, wouldn’t you think that’s a bit disturbing?

Worker cleans away dead fish at a lake in Wuhan, central China’s Hubei Province


Boy swims in algae-filled water, Qingdao Shandong


Journalist takes a sample of red polluted water from Jianhe River


Fisherman row a boat in the algae-filled Chaohu Lake in Hefei, Anhui Province


Girl walks through smog in Beijing, where small particle pollution is 40 times over the international safety standards


Child swims in a polluted reservoir, Pingba


Child drinks water from stream in Fuyuan County, Yunnan Province


Labourer tried to clean up oil from water, Dalian, Liaoning


Fake Hong Kong skyline for tourists


 Buildings in Beijing surrounded by smog


Boy tries to avoid scattered rubbish floating on a flooded street in Shantou, Guangdong province


Woman collects plastic bottles near river polluted by reddish dye


 Workers clean up floating garbage on Yangtze River


Dead fish in water filled with blueish algae, East Lake, Wuhan


Man walks by pipe discharging waste water into Yangtze River


Great Wall of China, shame


 Heavily Polluted river in Jiaxing, Zhejiang


Child jumps over trash at a village, Jiaxing

493Would you be okay living under these conditions? Remember this is every day life for these people. Share with friends!



  • K. E.

    Sad. But this is why any outrage over ‘pollution’ in the U.S. is hard to take. We are an incredibly clean country….water, air, you name it. Our focus should be on helping/forcing countries like China and India to clean up their environmental messes, rather than freak out over such small, small things in our country. WE are not the problem, environmentalists.

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