Very thoughtful post over at Richard Spencer’s Telegraph Blog entitled “China’s Environment Sparks Heated Debate.” [link no longer exists] Post is much more on racism than on the environment.
The post starts out discussing a comment by a self described “anti-Stalinist leftist” (I am not making this up) who considers criticism of China’s environmental problems racist. The post then discusses racism in the context of Western views and comments on China:
But while racism is often brutal and uncomplicated, sometimes, it is more subtle and creeping. Take, for example, the much-repeated headline in recent years: “The Chinese are Coming”. This headline often appears over boosterish pieces about how China is changing our world.
I do not think criticizing China’s environment is racist (would giving China a pass on its environmental problems be racist?) but I do think this post does a good job with this serious issue and I think it well worth the read.