Cancer Officially the Number One Cause of Death in China

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Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in China.

China is starting to see the costs of its rapid march towards industrialization.  Air pollution from heavy industry, coal-fired power plants, and numerous factories have saturated the air and now cancer has officially become the number one cause of death.  Almost 25% of deaths in China are now attributed to cancer. The Earth Policy Institute gleaned as much from China’s own Ministry of Health — and tragically but unsurprisingly, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in China.

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‘Litte Emperor’ Syndrome – China Struggling with Growing Obesity as Economy Sky Rockets

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China’s more affluent generation of middle class families have been raising more and more pampered children  bringing a growing blight of obesity to Chinese society.

In a sleepy riverside village in Southern China, three-year-old Lu Zhihao tears around his home; his belly, arms and legs wobbling with fat as he stuffs a pear into his mouth.

 

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