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A Long Wait for Harmony

Harmony Primary school is situated in picturesque Hangzhou, but with 740 students and teachers, only 1 male toilet of 6 seats and 1 female toilet of 8 seats, crowds are guaranteed at every class changeover period of 10 minutes. So students try to not drink water to avoid going to the toilet, some wet themselves because it is too crowded to get to the toilet in time.

Above photo: A teacher keeps order for students waiting outside of toilets. (screenshot)

Below: Hangzhou government house.

WikiLeaks: China Constantly Ignores Air Pollution PDF Print E-mail
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An unclassified document published by WikiLeaks reveals that the Chinese government has constantly ignored measuring the level of air pollutants, due to the political consequences of implementing stricter environmental standards.

Despite the alarming statistics regarding the level of air pollution in China, air pollution in the country, particularly in Southern China, has worsened and is at a more hazardous level. Cables released by WikiLeaks says that Chinese government officials should determine exactly how much in terms of "health and environment they are willing to pay" in order "to sustain the region's remarkable growth."

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Last Updated on Monday, 31 October 2011 16:11
 

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