My answer to Is China the most technologically advanced nation among developing countries?
Answer by Desmond Last:
For its citizens who breathe in a toxic cocktail of 4000 Chemicals everyday China must appear to be in the Stone Age when it comes to Environmental Technology.
What is the point of technology if it cannot be used to improve our lives?
What is the point of China improving the living standards of its rich elite? If its work force are going to clog the hospitals with respiratory illnesses, and children will be born with handicaps caused by toxic poisoning.
What is the point of wealth producing technology if Climate Change wipes it out in flood?
If we use Environmental Technology against Economic Growth as measure of a Countries rank in the Technology table then China would be at the bottom.
Yes, China has improved the living standards of many of its citizens. But 30 per cent still live below the poverty line on less than $1.90 a day.
China has also used its trade agreements to copy Intellectual Property so it is not all China’s technology that has enabled it do so well.
China has achieved much of that there is no doubt. But it now needs to become a Global Participant in Peace and Climate Change Technology.
It must also ensure its developing econmic model does not create a super-monied elite who speak not for the people but themselves.