"Not saying its the surf industries fault, just trying to bring to light whats really happening when you choose to do business in, for or with china."
That's a poor generalization that you are casting across the industries in China. Definitely the pollution from some of their processes is extraordinary, but to use that to ward people off of doing business with the Chinese, or people that do business with them, is irresponsible. The nation is under intense pressure to modernize, unlike any country ever before. If you choose to look at all the bad without seeing how China is changing for the better, you're going to make biased statements. The country is making leaps and bounds as they improve both their economic and environmental positions. It would be no surprise to realize China as a green technology leader in the near future. The country cannot afford, both economically and socially, to continue to pollute as they do. They are modernizing but, as industrialized history shows, there is a price for explosive expansion.
Also, remember, the only reason environmental violations exist is because we first caused them over a long period of time... and we continue to create new ones.
(Message edited by taft on November 22, 2009)