Caixin OnlineOpinionEditorial Toxic Effects and Environmental Nondisclosure
11.28.2012 18:46

Toxic Effects and Environmental Nondisclosure

Maintaining 'social stability' is no longer a valid excuse for hiding pollution data from the public

High-profile talk emphasizing environmental action at the Communist Party's 18th national congress attracted a lot of attention. News from the November proceedings spurred industry demands for more information and pushed stock prices higher for companies that make environmental products.

Government officials at the congress pledged to improve environmental assessment practices, strengthen accountability and raise public awareness of the damage wrought by pollution since the 1970s while China built the world's second-largest economy.

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