China is a beautiful country with some mesmerizing scenery, but unfortunately in some parts of the country, pollution has got so bad that it needs to be seen to be believed.
Extreme levels of smog and heavily polluted waters are a result of China’s extreme growth, both in terms of population and industrial advancements.
What we see in these images is not pretty, and unfortunately many locals have had to adapt and accept such dangerous levels of pollution just to get by and make a living.
#1 Sewage tank leaked in Shanghang, Fujian
#2 Worker cleans away hundreds of dead fish from lake in Wuhan, Central China’s Hubei province
#3 A smoggy day in Beijing
Image credit: AP Photo/Kyodo News
#4 Fake Hong Kong skyline for better tourist pics
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#5 Child swims in polluted reservoir in Pingba
#6 Cleaning up floating garbage on the Yangtze River
#7 Boy swimming in algae-filled water in Qingdao, Shandong
#8 Journalist taking a sample of polluted water from the Jianhe River
#9 Child drinking from stream in Fuyuan County, Yunnan Province
#10 Woman collecting plastic bottles from near polluted river
#11 The Great Wall of China
#12 Fisherman on Chaohu Lake, covered in algae
#13 A heavily polluted river in Zhugao, Sichuan province
#14 Morning Smog in Beijing
Image credit: Brielle Cardieri
#15 Fishermen cleaning up oil after an oil spill at Dalian Port, Liaoning Province
#16 Heavily polluted river In Jiaxing, Zhejiang
#17 Fisherman shows us the algae in the Chaohu Lake In Hefei