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Wednesday, 23rd November 2005

China, for all its spectacular growth, seems to have paid a heavy environmental price. This report on the BBC web site offers a brief glimpse into the situation.

The situation in Harbin:

Benzene levels were 108 times above national safety levels

Some schools and businesses have closed in Harbin, a city of 3.4m people; flights out of the city are sold out.

The Chinese government’s take on the situation.

Makes you wonder how long it will be before India reaches a similar state.

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