Chai Jing’s “Under the Dome”, a documentary that frankly discusses China’s terrible air pollution problem, has been viewed over 150 million times in the space of only a few days, as well as sparking off a national debate on air quality.
The release of the documentary was timed to coincide with the annual meeting of the China’s National People’s Congress this week.
The film has received high praise across the board, including from environmental minister Cheng Jining, who compared the film to “Silent Spring”, the 1962 book that influenced the US environmental movement.
The documentary has had a significant impact on the sales of air purifiers in Beijing; Tmall’s Blue Air store reported sales increases of over double, the day after the documentary was released.
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Well, I don't see how this documentary will help. The people that watch it will still buy their purifiers, their massive SUVs and continue to work in their factories that spew horrible pollution everywhere. Only the government can stop it, and they are too busy getting drunk at lunch with Mao tai and sleeping with KTV girls.
Mar 05, 2015 00:15 Report Abuse
Buying more air purifiers, thus increasing the usage of electricity, thus increasing the usage of coal, thus increasing the air pollution levels. Some didn't pay attention the later part of the documentary (The "what we can do ?" bit)... Ho, and you can frankly debate, but you should not point fingers in some directions blabla harmony blabla.
Mar 04, 2015 17:45 Report Abuse
Such as China Petroleum & Chemical Corp., a goldmine for corruption controlled by CCP's oil cartel group. Not joking here, astronomical figures involved. She touched upon it and interviewed its ex-chairman. She doesn't look stupid, very likely has the backing of a strong party such as Xi who is wiping out disobedient groups as part of his centralization/consolidation of power move. Ooops, should be anti-corruption campaign, officially. Mainlanders want a 'clean china'! LOL
Mar 04, 2015 21:45 Report Abuse