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Pollution costing China dear: report (2)

By Zheng Xin (China Daily)

11:12, February 04, 2012

This situation is especially true in the central and western regions of China, where the economy is relatively underdeveloped, says the report.

Also, many local governments, such as those in North China's Hebei province, that seek a booming economy, are attracting investment home and abroad, at the cost of the environment.

"The pollution produced by companies, especially those in the steel, smelting, cement and chemical industries, is far beyond those cities' capacity to control," said Ma. "It's irresponsible. We enjoy the temporary prosperity and leave the burden to our next generation."

However, compared with the less economically developed areas, cities such as Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai, and regions in the Pearl River Delta are in better position.

Despite the government making efforts in the past few years to find a balanced solution, it still has a long and hard task ahead, says the report.

"I'm glad to see the government is taking action," said Ma. "But to solve the problem, we should double the effort."

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