Monthly Archives: August 2015

The fake Olympics redux

Several years back, I wrote a short piece for The China Beat (subsequently revised and published in the volume China in 2008) about all the accusations of fakery that were swirling around the opening ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.  … Continue reading

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Another study on the health costs of air pollution in China

Berkeley Earth, a California-based climate science research non-profit, has released a study on the effects of air pollution on mortality in China.  Calling China’s air pollution “the greatest environmental catastrophe in the world today,” the study claims that 17% of … Continue reading

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