The environmental cost of rapid expansion in China

A worker tires to clean dead fish from a lake in Wuhan
Workers clean up floating trash on the Yangtze river

Dead fish in algae bloom, East Lake, Wuhan

A heavily polluted river in Jiaxing, Zhejiang

A child jumps over trash in his village, Jiaxing

Buildings surrounded by smog, Beijing

A women collecting plastic bottles near a river polluted with red dye

A factory pipe discharging waste water into the Yangtze River

A child drinking water from a stream in Fuyuan County, Yunnan Province

Tourists taking pictures with a fake Hong Kong skyline

A sad look at the Great Wall Of China

Worker doing his best to clean oil from water, Dalian, Liaoning

Workers trying to drain sewage water from leaking sewage tank in Shanghang, Fujian

A boy avoiding floating debris on a flooded street in Shantou , Guangdong Province

A boy swims in algae-filled water, Qingdao

A Journalist takes a sample of polluted water from the red waters of Jianhe River

Heavy air pollution from a factory, Yutian

Fisherman row a boat in the algae-filled Chaohu Lake

A girl walks through smog in Beijing, where small-particle pollution is 40 times over international safety standard

Child swims in a polluted reservoir, Pingba