Chai Jing’s Air Pollution Documentary Seen as Landmark in Environmental Campaigning

Chai Jing’s Air Pollution Documentary Seen as Landmark in Environmental Campaigning
Mar 04, 2015 By eChinacities.com

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.

Source: Reuters

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Guest1015148
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it's here. http://www.chinasmack.com/2015/videos/chai-jings-under-the-dome-documentary-chinese-reactions.html

Mar 05, 2015 17:49 Report Abuse

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Guest2301262
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Link for the documentary m.youtube.com/watch?v=gQvCzwz2aWE

Mar 05, 2015 14:56 Report Abuse

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Guest388182
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Comparable to "Silent Spring"?!

Mar 05, 2015 10:28 Report Abuse

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Lord_hanson
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why are both of your comments anon?

Mar 05, 2015 12:41 Report Abuse

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Lord_hanson
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You also post as lcrate. My question was because if you used your username "lcrate" then we still don't know who you are, so why bother with the guest option.

Mar 05, 2015 20:09 Report Abuse

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Englteachted
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They couldn't take it off the net in time now they're forced to praise her publicly. Privately they will make her life a living hell. God bless her.

Mar 05, 2015 01:07 Report Abuse

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Robk
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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

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Lord_hanson
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My wofe told me that the woman who made the documentary is now having her reputation torn to pieces by an army of wumaos

Mar 04, 2015 19:59 Report Abuse

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Guest2301262
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She did an excellent job. A well-known aspect of mainland 'culture' -- those who aren't angels want those who are dead.

Mar 04, 2015 21:16 Report Abuse

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DrMonkey
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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

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Guest2301262
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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