With avenues of protest and online discussion strictly controlled, artists in China are finding increasingly creative ways to voice their frustration at their cities’ appalling air pollution It’s easy to see why: at the end of 2016, an area of China larger than Spain and Portugal put together was trapped under a cloud of smog that didn’t leave for five days, causing a spike in respiratory illnesses, grounding flights and causing a panicked exodus from the city (for those who could afford it) (Source).
Greenpeace is present in 55 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa and the Pacific. Greenpeace East Asia opened its Hong Kong office in 1997, Beijing in 2002, Taipei in 2010 and Seoul in 2011. Surging economic development in East Asia has brought widespread prosperity, but has also taken a severe environmental toll, both regionally and worldwide. Greenpeace recognizes the importance of regional offices that work together to achieve effective solutions for a sustainable future (Source).