Tags: environmental issues, Photos
Wonderful photos by the Swedish photographer Mattias Klum.
“The world’s oceans are living a dangerous life. If man continues to treat the oceans as a garbage disposal unit is the risk of an ecological collapse imminent. Nature photographer Mattias Klum has visited one of the last paradises.”
Read more (in Swedish – Perhaps you can use Google translator…): På djupt vatten – SvD
Tags: quote of the day, Spirituality
In dwelling, live close to the ground.
In thinking, keep to the simple.
In conflict, be fair and generous.
In governing, don’t try to control.
In work, do what you enjoy.
In family life, be completely present.
Lao Tzu, 6th century BC, Founder of Taoism
Tags: Beethoven, Moonlight Sonata
Tags: CCP, China, documentary, human rights, persecution of dissidents
“After murdering his parents only because they practised the popular qigong method Falun Gong, the Chinese police came for young boy Xiaotian as well. Hunted across China for two years, ruined physically and mentally, Xiaotian finally escaped out of China — this is his story told by himself.”
A film by Christopher Brekne.
Tags: CCP, China, Falun Gong, human rights, persecution of dissidents
Communist Party plans to spend billions to ‘transform’ Falun Gong practitioners
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is rolling out a new campaign that seeks to forcibly “transform” the minds of Falun Gong believers in China. It will go for three years, involve millions of people, and cost billions of dollars, according to Party documents available online and a recent analysis by a Falun Gong human rights group.
In July 1999 then-paramount leader Jiang Zemin promised to “eradicate” Falun Gong and this brainwashing campaign is the latest attempt by the CCP to make good on his threat. Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is a traditional Chinese spiritual discipline that consists of the practice of five meditative exercises and the study of moral teachings based on the principles of truthfulness, compassion, and forbearance.
Seventy-five percent of the known practitioners of Falun Gong are being targeted in the new campaign, according to the CCP documents.
Estimating how many individuals are now at risk is not a simple matter. The CCP’s numbers aren’t credible and the persecution of Falun Gong obstructs any attempt to survey the practitioners active in China.
The Falun Dafa Information Center, which broke the news of the campaign in English on Oct. 25, estimates that there are between 20 to 40 million practitioners active in China.
That estimate is based on knowledge of the network used to supply practitioners with information. The practitioners in China depend on what they call “material sites” for literature. This literature helps keep the practitioners informed about events and also gives them materials they use to give to non-practitioners—materials that explain to the average Chinese what Falun Gong is, how it is persecuted by the CCP, and why that persecution is illegal and wrong.
Each of these material sites, which may be little more than a computer, a printer, and a copier, typically serves between 100 and 200 practitioners. According to the Information Center, there are 200,000 such sites in China, which leads to the estimate of between 20 and 40 million active practitioners.
The campaign targets 75 percent of known practitioners, but how many of the active practitioners are known to the authorities is itself unknown. If the 75 percent target is applied to the total population of practitioners, then tens of millions are at risk of being brainwashed over the next three years.
The campaign appears to come from the top of the Party and penetrate to the lowest rung of Chinese society. Of the eight documents that the Information Center analyzed, all bar one were from small townships—including one from even a local water resource bureau. The eighth document came from inside the Party apparatus, the Information Center said.
“Under the guidance of experts in re-education and transformation,” one of the documents reads, Party cadres are instructed to “go into different villages and households to educate and conquer those challenging individuals.”
The original circulars are full of blustery communist tropes, including the need to “educate, transform, and conquer key targets to solidify the overall battle,” “explore new methods in conducting the special political and thought work,” “educate scientifically” the captured practitioners, and “promote the transformed members in their return to normal life in the society, and consolidate and enlarge the war victory.”
The last slogan refers to state propaganda whereby “transformed” individuals are paraded on television or radio shows, denouncing Falun Gong.
Like a military battle plan, specific metrics are given for the various objectives: a transformation rate of 75 percent, a “relapse” rate of no more than 6 percent, and key tasks for each stage of the campaign, year on year.
In 2010 the CCP aims to “unify thoughts… devise plans… perfect facilities,” in 2011 it is to “further implement and strengthen the work of education, transformation, and conquer key targets,” and in 2012 to “deepen education and transformation work… reach a transformation rate of no lower than 10 percent based on the 2009 figure.”
Communist Party administrators should “force them to attend the seminars, and strongly implement a combination of education and interrogation, and transform them so as to uproot them.”
At the end of the third year, bonuses will be doled out to the most zealous brainwashers.
The campaign bears many similarities to previous thought-reform campaigns waged by the CCP, according to experts.
“The format and style of this notice are just like from the old days,” said Zhong Weiguang, a Chinese dissident and scholar of totalitarianism now living in Germany, in a telephone interview. “Just change ‘educate and transform’ to ‘thought reform,’ or take out the 2010-2012 part and the words ‘Falun Gong’, and no one would know what year it was from.”
Zhong also noted that the campaign is basically illegal under Chinese law. “When people break the law, courts should deal with it. What gives the government the right to capture people and forcibly change their thoughts? This is not what happens in a normal society, it’s distorted,” he said.
The document from Laodian Township in Henan Province speaks of the need to “Impart the socialist core value system into the entire process of re-education and transformation work.”
“When [the Party] makes breakthroughs in conquering the challenging groups,” it must “help the target to establish a new outlook while destroying his/her old philosophy.” In this manner, the document says, cadres will “avoid the problem that the person being transformed is left with a blank mind after transformation and needs another round of re-education.”
For Falun Gong spokesman Erping Zhang, quoted in the Information Center’s press release, “the scenes playing out across China could be taken right out of Orwell’s ‘1984.’”
‘Blunter and Harsher’
But while the rhetoric may be similar to campaigns 60 years ago, the techniques have become blunter and harsher, according to Cheng Xiaonong, former advisor to ousted premier Zhao Ziyang and, later, chief editor of Modern China Studies.
“It’s a forced change of mind by violation and repression. They don’t use as much of the indoctrination or communist ideology that was used in the thought reform campaigns before,” he said. “In other words, thought reform or thought indoctrination took place outside prison, but this ‘transformation’ takes place inside prison. That’s the main difference.”
The Information Center’s release notes cases in which practitioners have died from abuse within days of being detained in a brainwashing center. According to the Information Center, tens of thousands of practitioners are feared to have been killed during the persecution overall.
Another notable aspect of the campaign is the sheer amount of money that is being poured into it. The document says that the cost of transforming one Falun Gong practitioner reaches up to US$6,750. The total costs of the campaign will run into the billions of dollars.
Professor Scott Lowe, Professor and Chair of the department of philosophy and religious studies at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, notes that the Party spent a “freaking fortune” going after practitioners between 1999 and 2005, and that “it’s hard to believe that they’ve got that much money to waste a second time.”
Drawing a parallel from an earlier era, he suggests “this might be more like the endless campaigns of the late ’50s and early ’60s, where the ‘class enemies’ coming under repeated attack were more or less the same people every time… the state might simply be rounding up the ‘usual suspects,’ for a second, third, fourth round of abuse,” he wrote in an email exchange.
The apparently massive investments of money and manpower are being mobilized because of the Party’s ideological weakness, according to Zhong and Cheng.
“People who have lived under Chinese communism know this: the influence of Falun Gong on Chinese society has been big, and that’s the only real reason they would do this, and go to so much effort to do this,” Zhong said.
Cheng Xiaonong suggests that the CCP must still be perturbed by the perceived threat that Falun Gong poses to the Party on a fundamental level. “The Falun Gong movement spread so quickly in China and it had once about 100 million believers. It took place during a period when real believers in communist ideology had dramatically decreased in China.”
He says that while the regime no longer focuses on complete ideological dominance of the population, Falun Gong’s influence was still problematic from the perspective of a quasi-totalitarian government.
“Actually, Zhen Shan Ren (Truthfulness Compassion Forbearance), the core idea of Falun Gong, is perceived by the Chinese regime as a challenge to its ideology, because the Communist Party does not tell the truth, is not kind, and is actually quite terrible,” Cheng said, referring to the Falun Gong tenets of truthfulness, compassion, and forbearance. “Therefore, the more people talk about Zhen Shan Ren, the more the government believes it’s a challenge and criticism of Communist Party political rule.”
For Zhong, the mere existence of the campaign notices indicates that the Party’s attempt to eradicate Falun Gong has fallen short of success. “[Hannah] Arendt asked where a Communist Party focuses its propaganda: at it weakest points. They do this because their persecution of Falun Gong has failed.”
Tags: Slow Death by Rubber Duck' by Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie
Time to take responsibility and to start weeding out at home, especially if you have kids. Feeding bottles that add children highly dangerous chemicals, Teflon which emit a gas that kills canaries when the boilers are heated sufficiently, paper receipts that provide cancer… the list can be long.
The Secret Danger of Everyday Things
By Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie with Sarah Dopp
The Washington Post
By Lisa Bonos
“We’re all marinating in chemicals every day,” write Toronto environmental activists Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie. They go on to soak in a potent, home-made marinade for a week. They do so not by camping out next to a smoke-belching factory but by confining themselves to Lourie’s condo — where canned food is nuked in plastic containers and the carpet and couch have been sprayed with a fresh coat of Stainmaster.
The pair analyze seven everyday chemicals, including those found in personal-care and antibacterial products, nonstick coatings, pesticides, flame retardants plus the bisphenol A (BPA) that leaches from some plastic products and is found in the linings of cans for canned goods. The results are staggering. Among other ad-hoc tests, Smith lathers up with scented Pantene shampoos and Gillette shaving gel and plugs in a Glade-brand air freshener to increase his exposure to phthalates, a group of chemicals commonly found in household products and children’s toys. After three days, the amount of phthalate byproducts in Smith’s blood spikes, especially one byproduct that has been linked to male reproductive problems. Lourie gorges on tuna for three days, and his blood mercury level more than doubles, well past the level deemed safe by the U.S. government.
Tags: plastic junk, recycling, sustainable development
Here in Sweden we are recycling a lot; plastics, metal, glass, different kinds of paper, lightbulbs and food garbage. This is happening in most places where people live, in special rooms with big garbage cans.
Our beaches doesn’t look like those in this film…
Tags: Economy, environmental issues, sustainable development
Bhutan is really a special country. I know that they since a long time has defended for maintaining its values and culture by sharply limiting the contact with the outside world, by example, not allowing tourists and Western influence to a big extent.
In the project “Educating for GNH, Refining our School Education Practices, A Guide to Advancing Gross National Happiness” they are teaching the children how to live in harmony with nature, with the social environment and with themself. Can it get better? I think that they are indeed a pioneer in what is really important in life.
I really hope that the knowledge of this will spread around the world. I have long called for this type of teaching in our schools and maybe it’s not entirely impossible that it could happen in future schools’ teachings? If enough people start asking for it, so…
Link: Educating for GNH, Refining our School Education Practices, A Guide to Advancing Gross National Happiness. (pdf)
Gross National Happiness (GNH)
The tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan has created a new way to define prosperity: by measuring actual well-being rather than consumption.
By Rajni Bakshi
The tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan is an unlikely place for the birth of an international trend. Yet Bhutan is emerging as a global leader in the promotion of “Gross National Happiness,” a concept it first embraced three decades ago and which is now being fleshed out by a wide range of professionals and agencies across the world.
The term Gross National Happiness (GNH) was coined by Bhutan’s King Jigme Singye Wangchuck, when he ascended the throne in 1972. It signalled his commitment to building an economy that would serve Bhutan’s unique culture permeated by Buddhist spiritual values.
Today, the concept of GNH resonates with a wide range of initiatives, across the world, to define prosperity in more holistic terms and to measure actual wellbeing rather than consumption. By contrast the conventional concept of Gross National Product (GNP) measures only the sum total of material production and exchange in any country. Thus an international conference on Gross National Happiness, hosted by the Bhutan government in the capital city of Thimphu in 2004, attracted 82 eminent participants from 20 countries.
The evolving concept of GNH could well be the most significant advancement in economic theory over the last 150 years, according to Frank Dixon, a Harvard Business School graduate who is currently managing director of research at Innovest Strategic Value Advisors. Innovest is the largest international financial services firm catering to ethical investment funds.
“GNH is an endeavor to greatly enhance the sophistication of human systems by emulating the infinitely greater sophistication of nature,” says Dixon.
Just what would it mean for economic structures to emulate nature? Dixon and others explain it as follows. At present individual companies and entire countries are compelled to keep growing indefinitely. The only parallel for this in the natural world is cancer cells, which by growing exponentially destroy the host body and themselves.
Today it is widely acknowledged that the human economy cannot keep growing at the cost of its habitat. Yet even after two decades of expanding environmental regulation we are still losing the race to save the planet. This is partly because production systems and consumption patterns are out of sync with the carrying capacity of the planet. The pressure for ever higher GNP is merely one manifestation of this.
The concept of GNH is seen as one of several ways in which these imbalances might be rectified. The international gathering at Thimphu reflected a consensus that Gross National Product would still need to be measured and given due importance but in ways that are actually conducive to GNH. So far there has been a tendency to treat GNH as merely the well-intentioned slogan of a small country ruled by an enlightened monarch. The obvious difficulties of defining or measuring happiness have also helped to keep the concept of GNH on the outer fringes of serious discourse.
However, as the conference in Thimphu showed, basic happiness can be measured since it pertains to quality of nutrition, housing, education, health care and community life. Thus, GNH may indeed be ready to come of age. The concept is essential for anyone working on development, says Mieko Nishimizu, an economist who was formerly the World Bank’s vice president for the South Asia region and attended the Thimphu conference.
Local Pathways to Global Wellbeing
St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
It is heartening to observe that toward the end of the last century and at the beginning of this millennium, the reflective and the analytical across all sections of society are seeing the need to search for a clearer purpose and a more rational approach to development. There is a growing level of dissatisfaction with the way in which human society is being propelled without a clear and meaningful direction by the force of its own actions. It is also noteworthy that, there is a general consensus that conventional development process and contemporary way of life are not sustainable.
We see GNH as offering a more rational and human approach to development:
- First, GNH stands for the holistic needs of the human individual – both physical and mental well-being. It reasons that while material development measures contribute, undeniably, to enhancing physical well-being, the state of mind which is perhaps, more important than the body, is not conditioned by material circumstances alone.
- Second, which is a corollary to the first point, is that GNH seeks to promote a conscious, inner search for happiness and requisite skills which must harmonize with beneficial management and development of outer circumstances.
- Third, GNH recognises that happiness should not be approached or viewed as yet another competitive good to be realised by the individual. It supports the notion that happiness pursued and realised within the context of the greater good of society offers the best possibility for the sustained happiness of the individual. Further, while acknowledging that happiness may not be a directly deliverable good or service, it insists that it is far too important to be left as a purely individual responsibility without the state having a direct role. It may be emphasized that the society as a whole cannot obtain happiness if individuals compete irresponsibly for it, at all cost, in a zero-sum game. It is His Majesty’s belief that the legitimacy of a government must be established on the basis of its commitment to creating and facilitating the development of those conditions that will make viable the endeavours of citizens in the pursuit of their single most important goal and purpose in life. To this end, GNH stresses collective happiness to be addressed directly through public policies in which happiness becomes an explicit criterion in development projects and programmes.
- Fourth, as happiness is the most common yearning of the electorate both individually and collectively and as it transcends ideological or contentious values, public policies based on GNH will be far less arbitrary than those based on standard economic tools.
Tags: CCP, China, human rights, Nobel peace prize, persecution of dissidents
The price can play into the Communist Party’s hands
Epoch Times Sweden [Source: translated]
This year’s Peace Prize has been criticized from both flanks. The Chinese communist regime has responded with strong censorship in China, international protests and threats against Norway on deteriorating relations. It wasn’t exactly unexpected.
On the opposite side stands the other Chinese dissidents, such as Wei Jingsheng, a resident of North America for several years and known to have demanded the democratization of China in 1978. Something he had to spend 18 years in Chinese prison for. Wei criticized Liu Xiaobo for being too cooperative with the Chinese regime. This is perhaps more surprising.
14 other exiled dissidents have also criticized that Liu Xiaobo gets the price since they think that he is unworthy. In a letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee that was sent the days before the announcement, they were criticizing the choice of Liu Xiaobo as a prizewinner, because, among other things, they believe that he slanders other democracy activists, has abandoned the persecuted Falun Gong practitioners and that he is too soft on the Chinese leaders, according to New York Times.
Among those who signed the letter is Zhang Guoting, a writer who sat 22 years in a Chinese prison but who now lives in Denmark. Also Bian Hexiang, a New York-based member of the Central Committee of the Chinese Social Democratic Party and Lu Decheng, who was jailed for throwing paint-filled eggs on the large Mao portrait in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, and who now lives in Canada.
The writers of the letter says that there are other Chinese people who are much more deserving to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. Such is human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, who has defended, among others, oppressed Christians, Falun Gong practitioners and people who had their homes confiscated by the regime. He has sent several open letters to the country’s top leaders to protest against the conditions. Gao has been detained several times in recent years and has given evidence on the inhumane torture he has suffered.
Liu Xiaobo gets the prize, among other things, for having created the so-called democracy petition Charter 08 (which refers to Charter 77 who advocated reforms in communist Czechoslovakia in the 1980′s). It’s supposed to have been written by the same people within the Chinese Communist Party that produced the current Chinese Constitution. But they needed a suitable dissident to spread and give it credibility. Therefor Liu Xiaobo got the task to complete and put his name into the document. Jiang Pin writes this on the website “China Uncensored”.
The purpose of the Charter 08, according to Jiang Pins sources, should have been to counter the series of articles of “Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party”, which Epoch Times published in 2004, and that has contributed to a large number of Chinese people quitting the party.
Charter 08 had a few thousand signatures via Internet before it was taken down by the regime. But many Chinese democracy advocates were less impressed by the manifest, and said it was vaguely written without any real demands on the communist party to relinquish power. And without that change no meaningful change can happen in China, they claimed.
It has been suggested that the fact that Liu Xiaobo got eleven years in prison is a proof to that he is a genuine democracy and human rights activist. Against that talks some information in Jiang Pins article in “China Uncensored”. The imprisonment is supposed to have been a part of the process to give Liu Xiaobo and Charter 08 as much attention as possible.
Jiang Pin talked to a government representative at the beginning of the year, who said that the party has invested huge money to ensure that Liu gets the Nobel Peace Prize, and the reason for that should have been: “Unless Liu Xiaobo gets the Nobel Peace Prize, then it [the Chinese Communist Party] can not release him!”
The fact that Liu Xiaobo gets the Peace Prize means in that case that the Chinese government, through a detour, save its own skin by limiting “Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party” influence in China by spreading Charter 08, says Jiang Pin.
For reading the articles: http://ninecommentaries.com/
Tags: CCP, China, human rights, Nobel peace prize
This year’s Peace Prize was given to Liu Xiaobo – and certainly something that many thought were something good and courageous to do. But not everyone agreed with this and actually came the resistance from unexpected quarters – other Chinese dissidents.
In the article below you can read more about this. Quote: “His open praise in the last 20 years for the Chinese Communist Party, which has never stopped trampling on human rights, has been extremely misleading and influential,” they wrote.
Yes, it is not easy to know about all this since the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) is exploiting people and adding their smokescreen for their own personal gain. What’s great is that this nomination will bring focus even more towards CCP’s lack of democracy and human rights, and hopefully eventually lead to something good for China’s population. When people that want to follow their good hearts are being persecuted and killed for their faith, then something is really wrong.
Personally I feel that Gao Zhisheng should have had the peace prize. See my previous entries about this very brave man and what he has endured. David Kilgour and David Matas are also good candidates, revealing a very brutal organ harvesting and trafficking in organs from living prisoners of conscience in China.
Or why not Qigong Master Li Hongzhi, who has been nominated several times, who advocates peace and not to fight back despite the severe persecution of millions of Falun Gong practitioners. And as a friend wrote: Mr Li has no political agenda and doesn’t seek any position of power and is the founder of the qigong practice Falun Gong, which keeps people healthy throughout the world, helping them to improve their relationships with others by understanding from their deepest inner why to behave well and benevolently and to think of others before themself. This mindset creates real genuine peace and spreads like a ripple effect to others, who then also get inspired to do so.
Among the common people of China, not many people know about Liu Xiaobo, or any of the other democracy advocates, since all is hushed up. I guess that the Chinese will certainly not get to know that Mr Liu received the Nobel peace prize, just like when Gao Xingjian won the Nobel Prize in Literature 2000. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gao_Xingjian
BEIJING — With just a day until the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded, the usual whirl of speculation over the winner is in full force, with many human rights advocates contending that an imprisoned Chinese dissident, Liu Xiaobo, has emerged as the favorite.
Tags: art, Culture, Leonardo da Vinci
I wonder how long the artists at that time were working on their paintings? The details and attention that they have shows an inner calmness, I think, and an inner patience. They wanted to convey beauty and purity.
This is really art at a high level! Art in its best form should be uplifting and beautiful, I think, speak to the soul and give us inspiration and freedom of mind. Talk to us with their pure aura.
I once heard that the artist’s mental and emotional mark remains as a form of energy in the image he created. Many artists today are using art as a therapy to get out their darkness. What happens to us when this “dark therapy” hangs on the wall? For what we take in is still there. And the longer we take in something, the more rooted it become within us. Although it unconsciously…
Myself, I am very careful with what I put up on the wall and what I choose to surround myself with.
Masterpieces reveal their innermost online
Deep within many of history’s art treasures are subtle painted details that hardly can be seen without a magnifying glass. But now everyone can see them online. Advanced imaging technology reveals how masters like Botticelli and Leonardo da Vinci would have done to create their immortal works.
Excerpt translated from this Swedish article: Mästerverken avslöjar sitt innersta på nätet | SvD
Masterpieces in a closeup: haltadefinizione.com
See also: The Importance of Beauty in Art
Tags: archaeology, environmental issues
Archaeologists Become Unlikely Beneficiaries of Global Warming
Climate change in northern Europe is exposing hunting gear used by the ancestors of Vikings, even faster than archaeologists can collect them. According to climate experts, the thawing ice in Norway’s mountains is one example of a wider trend that sees glaciers around the world in retreat.
More than 5,900 ft above sea level, man-made climate change is melting the ice near Norway’s tallest mountain.
In a strange twist of fate, archaeologists are reaping the benefits. Ancient artifacts are revealing themselves after being long locked in ice.
Among them, this scare stick — used to drive reindeer towards viking archers 1,500 years ago.
Read more: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oP1cQMlzTk4
Tags: environmental issues
By Natasha Gilbert
Study warns of threats to water security and biodiversity in the world’s rivers.
Nearly 80% of the world’s population — 4.8 billion people as calculated in 2000 — live in areas experiencing a high level of threats to human water security or biodiversity.
Water-management strategies aimed at improving human water security, such as building dams to provide access to water-starved regions, often detrimentally affects wildlife that also depends on freshwater resources, such as migrating fish.
But a study published in Nature today is the first to consider factors affecting both human water security and biodiversity in its analysis of threats to global freshwater resources, such as pollution and the density of dams.
“If you analyse water-security issues from both a human and biodiversity perspective, you find that the threats are shared and pandemic. Even rich countries, which you would expect to be good stewards of water, have some of the most stressed and threatened areas,” says Charles Vörösmarty, a civil engineer at the City University of New York, one of the lead investigators of the analysis.
So you think you know all about the birds and the bees. Orchids live by different rules, as we will learn from our correspondent in Gothenburg, Sweden.
We are at the Gothenburg International Orchid show to learn what separates the orchids and its lovers from the rest of the crowd. Orchids are everywhere. Some are big while others you can hardly see them except through the magnifying glass. Some orchids even live inside what looks like an aquarium. So what separates them from other flowers?
Read more: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19GqrV9R8ng
Tags: China, U.N. Climate Summit
U.N. Climate Summit Starts in Tianjin, China
A United Nations climate summit is starting today for the first time in China. Delegates have come from across the world to attend the conference in the northeastern port city of Tianjin, which comes before two weeks of emissions negotiations in Mexico in November.
International delegates arrive in Tianjin on October 3rd. This is the Chinese regime’s first ever U.N. climate change conference. China is now the world’s biggest energy consumer in the world.
The Chinese regime was criticized last year for a diplomatic snub at other world leaders, by not sending Premier Wen Jiabao to attend the 2009 Copenhagen summit. The regime’s diplomats also pushed for a much watered-down version of the agreement in Copenhagen. The Chinese regime argues that because China is still a developing country, it should be given less ambitions emissions targets. Yet ‘Made in China’ is a household phrase and much of the emissions-producing manufacturing industry that serve developed countries is located in there.
Read more: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4LtnR2fnxk