Throughout the last few months the New York Times has published a series of articles highlighting (usually disastrous) aspects of the uprising Chinese economy. The series is called Chocking on Growth, and it’s so far comprised of seven articles:
I. The Overview — As China Roars, Pollution Reaches Deathly Extremes
II. China’s Water Crisis — Beneath Booming Cities, China’s Future is Drying Up
III. The Activist — In China, a Lake’s Champion Imperils Himself
IV. Three Gorges Dam –Chinese Dam Projects Criticized for Human Costs
V. Energy Rules — Far From Beijing’s Reach, Officials Bend Energy Rules
VI. Wildlife Threatened — China’s Endangered Turtles, Emblems of a Crisis
VII. A Suffocating Cost — Trucks Power China’s Economy, at a Suffocating Cost
What arises my suspicion is the tone of the articles: they sounds like a campaign against China, the country that is the closest competitor of the Unites States in the market economy game. This defamatory campaign is, of course, very convenient to this administration or rather corporatocracy (as John Perkings calls it) and to the corporations they sustain. Take Boing. They already suffered a billionary loss when China bought their new planes from Airbus, which is French.
These articles sound to me like a reaction of a scared sector of the economy to the unforgiving growth of a superpower. And I’d also like to point out: WE HAVE SERIOUS PROBLEMS IN THE US TOO!