Why China Wants To Stop Its Industrial Revolution

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China’s industrial development has been key to its success, but the path to power comes with a cost. So how did the industrial revolution change China?

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The Industrial Revolution
https://www.khanacademy.org/partner-content/big-history-project/acceleration/bhp-acceleration/a/the-industrial-revolution
“Abundant fossil fuels, and the innovative machines they powered, launched an era of accelerated change that continues to transform human society.”

China: Rise, Fall and Re-Emergence as a Global Power
http://www.globalresearch.ca/china-rise-fall-and-re-emergence-as-a-global-power/29644
“The study of world power has been blighted by Eurocentric historians who have distorted and ignored the dominant role China played in the world economy between 1100 and 1800. ”

Study Links Polluted Air in China to 1.6 Million Deaths a Year
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/14/world/asia/study-links-polluted-air-in-china-to-1-6-million-deaths-a-year.html
“Outdoor air pollution contributes to the deaths of an estimated 1.6 million people in China every year, or about 4,400 people a day, according to a newly released scientific paper.”

Environmental History of Air Pollution and Protection
http://www.eolss.net/sample-chapters/c09/e6-156-15.pdf
“Concerns about air pollution have a long history.”

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