Pearl River Delta Case Study

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What is helping economic development in S China?
Manufacturing and Secondary industry.
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Examples of MNCs in Pearl River Delta
Wal-Mart, Samsung, etc.
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1980 GDP of region
$8bn
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2001 GDP of region
$100bn
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Region manufacturing industry employs __ _______ people.
30 million
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3 main environmental impacts of this secondary industry
Air pollution, water pollution, deforestation.
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Power plants burn coal. Causing _________.
air pollution.
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What % of all rain is acid rain at Pearl River Delta?
45%
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What causes water pollution at Pearl River Delta?
Factory waste and sewage.
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Pearl River Delta water is only suitable for:
Agriculture - not human consumption
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Pearl River flows into S China Sea which now is polluted. It affects habitats of wildlife e.g.:
Chinese White Dolphin now endangered.
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Deforestation has led to:
serious soil erosion of the region.
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Management strategies
of Pearl river delta:
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Pearl River Delta air quality management plan
Aimed to reduce air pollution by 2010 by reducing SO2 by 40% by using natural gas instead of coal.
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Amount pledged by govt to clean up river.
$7bn
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use of the $7bn
Build 30 sewage plants and water treatment facilities
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Environmental Protection Bureau introduced:
Higher sewage treatment charges, stricter pollution regulations, tougher national regulations on vehicle emissions.
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Why are these sustainable?
Reduce pollution without stopping expansion of industry. Means people can live and work in area in future as will still be jobs and resources.
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Examples of MNCs in Pearl River Delta

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Wal-Mart, Samsung, etc.

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1980 GDP of region

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2001 GDP of region

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Region manufacturing industry employs __ _______ people.

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