13 Mar 2014

Overprotection or Lack of Protection?

UH writes:*

After reading the article of "A small breath of fresh air," I believed that Chinese Government should take full responsibility for the smog which is affecting much of Northern China. Instead of thinking the possible solutions to deal with serious smog, Chinese government tried to keep its own citizens uninformed about the possible harm to the human body which can be caused by smog.therefore government overprotected the information secretly about the level of pollution and a lack of protect people’s health condition caused by heavy smog.

However, It is a little bit late for government to take action after they get “caught”. The result of delaying take action of the problem would worsen the air condition and cost more to clean up as the air condition gradually worsen. If government could open up information about the emission level in the air then the public pressure will expect a better performance of improving air quality by government. Currently people suffered from heavy smog due to government hide and window-dress the problems of pollution by overprotected information.

Bottom Line: Government should pay more attention to regulate and monitor actions for improving the air quality instead of hiding the air condition information to its own citizens.

* These guest posts are from students in my resource economics class at Simon Fraser University. Please leave feedback on their logic, ideas and style and suggestions of how to improve.