We can’t stop pollution now
Pollution has been haunting us in recent years during which we have gradually become accustomed to sand storms but then we are being challenged by smog. We begin to complain about the rapid economic growth, the governmental dereliction of duty and decline of citizens’ quality. To some extent, we sometimes tend to believe that only if the government and citizens work hand in hand to curb environmental pollution, the problem can disappear. However, this is not the case. Even if the government and citizens are willing to trust each other and devote themselves to reduce pollution, there remains another insurmountable hurdle: the role assignment of developing countries in globalization. According to the definition of International Monetary Fund (IMF), globalization means the growing interdependence of countries worldwide through the increasing volume and variety of cross-border transactions in goods and services and of international capital flow, and the widespread diffusion of technology (Far Eastern Economic Review, 2001). The growing interdependence of countries refers to countries with different developing levels taking their respective roles during globalization---developed countries being the protagonist while developing countries being the supporting parts. In other words, the role assignment means that most of the core processes in creating the high-end products are carried out in the developed country, like the research and development process (R&D), the marketing management process, core component producing process and so forth. Simultaneously, the developing countries are mainly involved in packaging, after-sale service providing and some other low-tech and high-cost processes. According to these role assignments, developed countries require only high-skilled employees and high-tech equipment to work for the core processes and these two requirements do little harm to the environment because developed countries do not need...
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