Business & Mother Earth

Topics: Thich Nhat Hanh, Pollution, National People's Congress Pages: 2 (580 words) Published: March 17, 2013
In China, public anger over secrecy on environment
China is facing a serious problem about the pollution of their environment and the government didn’t do anything for how many years, they keep it as secret. According to the YAHOO news: BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China’s environment ministry couldn't access to two-year old data about soil pollution because it was a "state secret". Micro bloggers, state media and even delegates to this week's session of the National People's Congress, the largely rubber-stamp parliament, were already critical of the government for poor air and water quality. Now they are also expressing disquiet over the scarcity of information about the environment available to them. The environment has already been one of the most frequently raised issues at the annual parliament session and China's authoritarian government has admitted it has a problem. "Our country, in a very short time over the past 30 years, has achieved brilliant economic achievements," Xin Chunying, vice-director of the NPC standing committee's working group on the legal system, told reporters on Saturday. "But at the same time, we have paid a heavy price with the environment. This price must stop, it has to be reduced, we must say ‘no' to the status quo."

Let’s take the situation of China as an example. China has reached the peak of the mountain, the power and glory all with her but what are those if she is over populated and over polluted? Their government is focusing more on their economic status and not to their citizens, the government suppose to be is for the peope. As a BA student, in doing our business let us also consider our environment, let’s think about what will be the effect of our business in our environment? We should put in mind that it’s not only we want to earn profit but also to lend a helping hand to the Mother Earth. According to Thay also know as Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh that in the world of business, "It's possible to make money in a way...
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