10 Shocking Images Showing The Extent Of China’s Pollution Problem

Within the past couple of decades, China has cemented their position as an economical superpower in the world. They boast one of the largest economies, the biggest trade network of almost any nation, and one of the largest manufacturers of all time. Unfortunately, when you have so many factories and production lines working overtime, waste is produced at an alarming rate. China is incapable of preventing the amount of pollution they are producing on a near daily basis, though. There is simply too much! Here are ten shocking images detailing the pollution problem in China.

Splashing Around

In this sad image, a young child is captured splashing around within a polluted reservoir of Pingba.

Trash Jumping

Here we can see the disturbing display of a young boy jumping over piles of trash and murky water while playing in Jiaxing.