Explaining the need for ridding the air of thick smog or removing visible pollutants from rivers and streams is easy. Making the case for restricting chemicals whose harmful effects are long-term and more diffuse is much harder. According to journalists Ma Tianjie and Feng Hao, China must address the environmental impact of “hidden pollutants.” Their fascinating look at China’s “regulatory blind spots” addresses themes in environmental protection that remain relevant also in the developed world.
About the Authors
Ma Tianjie is managing editor and Feng Hao a researcher at the NGO China Dialogue.