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Documentary shows the extent of pollution in China

Justin Jacobs reviews a documentary which - before it was pulled by the government - exposes the depth and severity of China's pollution problems

China saw a surprise blockbuster hit emerge this spring. A densely packed 104-minute anti-air pollution documentary called Under the Dome was watched on popular Chinese video sites (or at least clicked on) more than 200 million times in the first couple weeks of March before government censors started scrubbing it from the web. Much of what is presented in the film, which was created and presented by Chai Jing, a well-respected former investigative reporter at state-run CCTV, is not necessarily news. Everyone in China knows too well the toxic soup of soot and chemicals that hangs over much of the country. And most know that coal, cars and heavy industry are to blame. Most also suspected, as

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