Greenpeace took its act public in China today, releasing its first report on the country at a news conference in Beijing. The report, which drew heavily on Chinese government statistics and reports from state-controlled media, said that China’s fast-paced economic growth is threatening a national and global ecological disaster. The Chinese tend to take a dim view of Greenpeace-style, in-your-face activism, so the two-year-old Greenpeace China chapter is likely to use a more low-key approach in the nation.

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