China has been out-polluting us for some time now; but here’s a twist, they are actually celebrating that fact.
Check it out: Here.
In America, pollution peaked in the 70’s, and though you would never hear this from an environmentalist; we are doing quite well, and getting better; property rights and prosperity have resulted in a cleaner America.
I’m afraid, that if China stays at its current statist level, that pollution in that region will never go away. Maybe in the future; when the Chinese have created enough wealth to confidently feed their children and light their homes, they will turn their attention toward pollution (as we have.)