The world’s eyes have been on Asia over the past few weeks, with President Obama’s recent visit to the region, continuing search for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight, tragedy off of Jeju Island in South Korea and increasing rhetoric from the North. One event neglected by many was a rather low-profile meeting of Chinese, Japanese and South Korean environmental ministers.
The result was an agreement outlining technical assistance in reducing pollution levels, particularly with smaller particulate matter (PM2.5). Japan and South Korea will offer knowledge and assistance to China in an effort to put regional threats ahead of national pride.
Other bits of environmental and sustainability news have been coming out of China over the past several weeks as well.
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