China Beat

The news from China usually consists of untold environmental devastation scarcely hidden by a monolithic single party state that seems content to expend the environment for the sake of creating factory jobs for its rural poor. In other words, rather grim news, which is why this website provides such a wonderful blast of (relatively) fresh air. China’s Green Beat represents the efforts of a young American and his Chinese friend to expose, educate, and change the government’s treatment of the environment. Where conventional media rarely gets out of Beijing, these two roam around the country with their video cameras, offering YouTube-style footage injected with passionate pleas to care for China’s natural resources.