Well, I never. China admits it failed to meet any of its environmental goals for 2006:
China’s environmental watchdog admitted Monday the country had failed to reach any of its pollution control goals for 2006 and had fallen further behind as the economy picked up speed.
The State Environmental Protection Agency said the faster-than-expected economic growth meant that sulfur dioxide emissions increased by nearly 463,000 tons, or 1.8 percent, over the previous year, according to a report on its Web site.
This is the exploding economy that will surpass the US as the biggest emitter of greenhouse gases by 2009.