Extreme pollution conditions make China rethink its socio-economic political view. Some thoughts on the topic by TestTube News. Air pollution has become a major issue in China, and poses a threat to Chinese public health. The immense growth of the People's Republic of China since the 1980s has resulted in increased soil pollution.
As China's waste production increases, insufficient efforts to develop capable recycling systems have been attributed to a lack of environmental awareness. In 2011, China produced 2.3 million tons of electronic waste. In 1997, the World Bank issued a report targeting China's policy towards industrial pollution. The report stated that "hundreds of thousands of premature deaths and incidents of serious respiratory illness have been caused by exposure to industrial air pollution. [Wikipedia]