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What If the BP Oil Spill Happened in China...

As Gady Epstein reports in this special dispatch, “some time ago, we reached the China Zone in the BP story.” The China Zone is—for those of you who haven’t heard of it yet—the point at which a reasonable observer will believe almost anything about a story simply because “this is China.” Which raises the question of what the Deeepwater Horizon story would look like if the accident actually did happen in the Middle Kingdom?

Gady and the Sinica crew came in to record this yesterday along with our regular weekly show. This piece is a slightly edited version of a photoessay Gady wrote for Forbes magazine. For the full transcript, along with some hilarious accompanying photos, be sure to check out the full piece in all of its unexpurgated glory on the Forbes website.

Topics: 
Environment
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Podcast, Energy, Oil, Environment