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Jennifer Turner, Director of China Environment Forum, Interviewed by Toronto Star about the smash-hit documentary Under the Dome

Under the Dome, the smash-hit documentary on pollution in China was banned in China after it triggered a national conversation. China Environment Forum Director, Jennifer Turner said, “A big moment is coming to China,” when being interviewed by Toronto Star about the film.

Jennifer Turner, Director of China Environment Forum, Interviewed by Toronto Star about the smash-hit documentary Under the Dome

Under the Dome, the smash-hit documentary on pollution in China was banned in China after it triggered a national conversation. China Environment Forum Director, Jennifer Turner said, “A big moment is coming to China,” when being interviewed by Toronto Star about the film.

“You can’t hide from this,” said Turner. “I think it (the documentary) could very well lead to an acceleration of dealing with governance hurdles,” as pollution is hurting the economy and there are concerns about social instability.

She also said the Chinese success model has been decentralization of power to local governments to develop the economy. “But (the government) didn’t build any checks and balances . . . a federal system with no checks. They are now playing catch up.”

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