Leading respiratory disease specialist warns of consequences if government fails to monitor and publicise the dangers of smog…”

This Guardian article confirms another news item published by Xinhua today. "China’s aging population and the deteriorating natural environment will constrain economic growth, Ma Jiantang, head of the National Bureau of Statistics said Saturday."

I wonder what the real economic growth figures of China would be if we would substract all “externalities” and “defensive expenditures” to deal with environmental pressures.