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Cans of ‘fresh air’ for sale in China

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Air pollution in China has gotten so bad that one entrepreneur has decided to sell cans of fresh air.

 

The decision by Chen Guangbiao to sell the cans of air isn’t actually an attempt at a profit-generating venture. Rather, Chen, already worth a reported $740 million, is using the cans as social commentary on the declining environmental conditions in China.

 

"If we don't start caring for the environment, then after 20 or 30 years our children and grandchildren might be wearing gas masks and carry oxygen tanks," Chen told Fairfax Media.

 

Chen is selling the cans for about five yuan each (80 cents), according to the Brisbane Times, and the cans come in a variety of “flavors,” including “Taiwan,” “Tibet,” and “Yan'an”.

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That's a capitalist deviation. The Communist State should be selling the air. Its just a temporary measure before Full Communism is realised under the guidance of the Glorious Communist Party of the proletariat. Then the air, rivers, forests, desert boundaries and extinct species will go back to normal when the Party Vanguard decides it will. Trust them. They have it all planned.

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Of course, this is a problem with any emerging economy.  The Communist Party has taken heroic steps to move China onto a sustainable model of development, as this article makes clear.  Real action by the CCP will solve the problem, not publicity stunts like the above.

 

http://news.xinhuanet.com/zhengfu/2002-11/18/content_633191.htm

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