Image: Northeastern China from space, 2009. Thick haze blown off the Eastern coast of China, over Bo Hai Bay and the Yellow Sea. The haze might result from urban and industrial pollution. Public domain.
China urgently needs energy supplies: not only the normal oil and gas, in large part available from the Middle East, but also coal, and food and, above all, water. China has only lignite to mine, which creates killer pollution. Siberia has water, but probably not enough spare to supply China’s gargantuan needs.