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The Chinese Government has hard time to reduce the absolute amount of pollution due to the economic growth and opening, though it makes much effort to reduce the environmental pollution by way of modifying laws, organizations, and corresponding personnels. Recently, China began to regulate even investment and trade in relation to such environmental issues. But, any satisfactory result has yet to come. Consequently, it is shown that the degree of environmental pollution in China is relatively high as compared to that of many other countries in the world. Especially, air pollution in many Chinese cities is worse than ever. Not surprisingly, even Chinese government acknowledges that the pollution of Bal-Hae(Bo-Hai in Chinese) Harbor comes close to the point of almost destroying the biological equilibrium. It is suggested that the environmental pollution in China would have very negative impacts on the ecology of Korea, and, to make it worse, might sometimes put a serious threat to Korean people’s health. That is, the matter of Chinese environmental pollution is not limited to China any more, but becomes quickly one of the key environmental issues in Korea. Therefore, it is clear that no single approach to solving such environmental issues can provide the right direction if there were no mu tual cooperation between the two countries, China and Korea. Although the two countries have had environment-related meetings through various joint-committees, there are no specific, visible outcomes except raised level of awareness with respect to the seriousness of Chinese environmental pollution. Therefore, both China and Korea need to seek ways for both countries to participate in more specific environmental tasks. Finally, in the long run, worldwide discussions through some international organizations and more fundamental solutions are needed as more and more people recognize that Chinese environmental pollution is now that of the whole world.


The Chinese Government has hard time to reduce the absolute amount of pollution due to the economic growth and opening, though it makes much effort to reduce the environmental pollution by way of modifying laws, organizations, and corresponding personnels. Recently, China began to regulate even investment and trade in relation to such environmental issues. But, any satisfactory result has yet to come. Consequently, it is shown that the degree of environmental pollution in China is relatively high as compared to that of many other countries in the world. Especially, air pollution in many Chinese cities is worse than ever. Not surprisingly, even Chinese government acknowledges that the pollution of Bal-Hae(Bo-Hai in Chinese) Harbor comes close to the point of almost destroying the biological equilibrium. It is suggested that the environmental pollution in China would have very negative impacts on the ecology of Korea, and, to make it worse, might sometimes put a serious threat to Korean people’s health. That is, the matter of Chinese environmental pollution is not limited to China any more, but becomes quickly one of the key environmental issues in Korea. Therefore, it is clear that no single approach to solving such environmental issues can provide the right direction if there were no mu tual cooperation between the two countries, China and Korea. Although the two countries have had environment-related meetings through various joint-committees, there are no specific, visible outcomes except raised level of awareness with respect to the seriousness of Chinese environmental pollution. Therefore, both China and Korea need to seek ways for both countries to participate in more specific environmental tasks. Finally, in the long run, worldwide discussions through some international organizations and more fundamental solutions are needed as more and more people recognize that Chinese environmental pollution is now that of the whole world.