So you’re thinking of going to China, and you just want to check out a few facts about the place. Well, we found out 10 things that you may REALLY want to know. As a matter of fact, after reading this we’re positive you will be cancelling your trip. We’re also positive that these things are part of a Chinese government-led, anti-tourism campaign to keep the decadent West from contaminating their perfect society. Or something.
Environmental pollution has become a major problem in China, due to its rapid industrialization: Soil contamination, water pollution, waste, air pollution – you name it! It all now poses a major threat to Chinese public health. One study found that Northern China’s air pollution reduces life expectancy by 5.5 years! So if you don’t wish to shorten your life, perhaps you might want to reconsider your trip’s destination.
Lianyungang, A Polluted Chinese City