Next Survivor is to be filmed in China. What, they are going to make all the candidates pactise Falum Gong in public, and then we’ll get to see who will survive? Or maybe they’ll send them grocery shopping and show them the shortcut through Tiananmen Square. How about converting them all to Buddhists and have them visit the Dalai Lama for tea and scones? Surviving in China, that should be fun.
Is recycling paper environmentally sound? I think not: 29 per cent of all recycled paper in North America is currenty sold to–you guessed it–China. Coal burning container ships carry over nine million tonnes of recovered paper fibres across the ocean to China. Chinese plants use mostly coal to provide the energy to make paper, as opposed to cleaner hydro here in Canada. After China has produced the paper, it is increasingly selling the newsprint back to North American companies, again shipping it across the ocean using coal burning container ships.