Wonder where China could have learned these maneuvers?
Beijing persuaded the World Bank to cut from a report findings that pollution has caused about 750,000 premature deaths in China each year, the Financial Times reported.
The Associated Press
BEIJING Jul 3, 2007 (AP)
The World Bank said Tuesday that the paper referred to a report that had not been finalized.
Produced with the cooperation of Chinese government ministries over several years, the report found the deaths took place mainly from air pollution in large cities, the Financial Times reported on its Web site late Monday, citing unnamed bank advisers and Chinese officials.
"Beijing persuaded the World Bank". Hmm, who was in charge of the World Bank during this time? Oh, that's right, Mr Paul Wolfowitz, a man with only a passing acquaintance with reality.
Role In Going To War: Wolfowitz said the U.S. would be greeted as liberators, that Iraqi oil money for pay for the reconstruction, and that Gen. Eric Shinseki’s estimate that several hundred thousand troops would be needed was “wildly off the mark.” [Washington Post, 12/8/05]
Where He Is Now: Bush promoted Wolfowitz to head the World Bank in March 2005. Two years into his five-year term, Wolfowitz was rebuked by the World Bank investigative committee for engineering an unethical pay and promotion package for his girlfriend and, after repeated calls for his resignation, stepped down on May 17, 2007. [Washington Post, 3/17/05, 5/18/07]
Perfect person to foster along China's version of the "Clean Air Initiative".