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Page 1: CHINAS CATACLYSM
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MAJOR TOPICS

• China’s economy

• Aggressive urbanization plans

• Energy policy including: fossil fuels and renewable energy sources

• Environmental degradation due to air pollution, water pollution, and soil pollution

• Adverse impacts upon human health due to various forms of pollution

• Solutions to solve CHINA’S CATACLYSM

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CHINA’S ECONOMY

• China possesses a population greater than 1.35 billion people

• Its economy has grown by over $10 trillion, since 2001

• GDP growth slowed, in 2014, to 7.4 percent, the slowest, since 1990

• In response, PBOC has lowered interest rates, to increase economic growth

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AGGRESSIVE URBANIZATION

• China plans to migrate an additional 400 million people into its cities, over the next decade

• Urbanization fuels China’s domestic consumption, and continued GDP growth

• Over 700 million people currently live in Chinese cities

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COAL

• China’s coal industry has the most fatalities, worldwide

• Despite the public outcry, China continues to construct many coal plants

• China’s current coal capacity exceeds 4.5 billion tons

• China has banned imports of coal with high concentrations of sulphur, in an effort to reduce air pollution

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CRUDE OIL

• China’s crude oil production exceeded 4.1 million barrels per day, (bpd), in 2014

• China is the 2nd largest consumer of crude oil, behind the U.S.

• Daqing is China’s largest oil field, which was discovered, in 1959.

• China’s total crude oil demand exceeded 10 million barrels per day, (bpd), in 2014

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RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES

• China has invested over $250 billion, into renewable energy sources, since 2004

• Only Europe has invested more capital into renewable energy, than China

• Hydropower resources is the largest component of renewable energy, in China

• Wind power and solar power investments are increasing significantly

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AIR POLLUTION

• China is planning to implement a variety of measures to reduce its disastrous levels of air pollution

• Some measures include: eliminating older vehicles off its roads, shut down older coal plants, implement air pollution standards within its cities

• Hundreds of billions will be spent to reduce air pollution

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WATER POLLUTION

• Various factors have led to China’s water pollution crisis

• They include: toxic waste, and raw sewage have been dumped into its rivers, fertilizer and pesticides have also seeped into its water supply

• Reckless and irresponsible behavior has caused much of the crisis

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SOIL POLLUTION

• Soil pollution has been caused by a variety of factors

• Some include: industrial and agricultural waste, seepage of toxic metals, and fertilizer and pesticide seepage

• Billions of dollars being allocated for detection and soil maintenance

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EBOOK SOURCES

• Over 100 articles have been utilized from:

• Reuters

• Bloomberg

• The Economist

• The Associated Press

• Forbes

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CHINA’S CATACLYSM

• Developed by Vincent J. Lentini

• CHINA’S CATACLYSM is 40 pages

• Will be released on Amazon & iTunes, shortly, for $2.99

• 6 other eBooks are available on Amazon & iTunes

• Next eBook will be titled: AMERICAN ASSASSINS

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