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Chinese billionaire and controversial philanthropist Chen Guangbiao has unveiled his latest invention, canned fresh air, under his registered trademark “Good Person Chen Guangbiao.”
Each can retails for between 4 yuan and 5 yuan (around $0.80). He has produced 100,000 cans, containing the fresh air collected from Wuhe county in Anhui province and Taiwan.
He also said he is willing to donate profits from selling organic food to the People’s Liberation Army to safeguard China’s sovereignty over the Diaoyu Islands.
Originally posted by jimmiec
In my youth we joked about someday PAYING for water. Let's just say I am not as naive as i once was. With this "canned air" we can now say "they will tax the air we breath" without it being humorous.
Automobiles, factories, coal-burning power plants and heaters at home using coal are the sources of PM2.5 in China. Japan’s standard is a daily average of 35 micrograms in one cubic meter of air. The corresponding Chinese standard is 75 micrograms.
According to the Chinese Environment Protection Ministry, during the Chinese New Year holiday from Feb. 9 to 15, a maximum 306 micrograms of PM2.5 was detected per cubic meter of air in Beijing, 577 micrograms in Tianjin (Tientsin) and 527 micograms in Shijiajuang in Hebei Province.
The ministry also said that early this month up to a quarter of China was covered with thick fog containing toxic substances and that some 600 million people in 17 provinces, directly controlled cities and autonomous regions were affected. About 70 percent of Chinese cities do not meet the government’s pollution standard. In January, pediatrics hospitals in Beijing were filled with infants suffering from asthma or bronchitis.
China is promising to invest 4 trillion yuan ($650 billion) - equal to its entire stimulus package during the global financial crisis - on rural water projects alone during the 2011-2020 period. What's more, at least $200 billion in additional funds has been earmarked for a variety of cleanup projects nationwide, Reuters has learned after scouring a range of central and local government documents.
That new cash injection will be vital, with rivers and lakes throughout China blighted by algae blooms caused by fertilizer run-off, bubbling chemical spills and untreated sewage discharges. Judging by Beijing's cleanup record so far, however, the final tally could be many times higher.
Over the five years to 2010, the country spent 700 billion yuan ($112.41 billion) on water infrastructure, but much of its water remains undrinkable. The environment ministry said 43 percent of the locations it was monitoring in 2011 contained water that was not even fit for human contact.
Originally posted by syrinx high priest
how can you miss total recall ?
forget bottled air, they are gonna take it all !!!!!!
Originally posted by magma
Typical chinese product. Cheap to buy, low quality.
Not sure how he can patent canned air either.
Pretty crappy really.