Jun 21, 2007
Seems it’s time to focus on that country across the ocean: China is the subject of a special issue of The Atlantic Monthly, and in the June 2007 National Geographic there’s this great article about how quickly one of China’s boomtowns is growing; former Peace Corps Volunteer Peter Hessler, who wrote that article, also wrote a fantastic article about the great walls of China for the New Yorker, Walking the Wall.
There’s also been quite a bit of coverage in the newspapers about the poisons and toxins that are making their way from China to the U.S. in the multitude of products coming from that country. An important story. Keep in mind that a hundred years ago, our country produced dangerous foodstuffs and consumer products. Then government regulation and oversight kicked in. China’s got the same rules, but is having trouble enforcing them. Let’s hope we don’t have to wait a hundred years for that, though.
Anton Zuiker ☄
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