China is considered to be one of the leading societies that continue to outperform other countries in terms of arts and sciences. The country with the largest population on earth, China has increased its global outreach and has recently crossed borders to strengthen political alliances.
But beneath all its fame and charm, China also has its own dark secrets. And when it comes to incredibly disturbing events, China has a lot to offer. Click “Keep Reading” to see the 20+ disturbing and incredible events in China:
1. Drinking polluted water
The boy drank water near a polluted stream.
This boy drank water near a polluted stream in Fuyuan country, Yunnan province. This photo was taken on March 20, 2009, just two days before the Water World Day that is observed on March 22. According to Project Partner, having 360 million people struggling with the poverty crisis, about 95 million people in rural China still lack access to clean water and about 2.5 billion people do not have access to adequate sanitation. Because of this, over 6 million losses of lives are reported due to water-borne diseases and disasters. All of these happen due to political and socioeconomic challenges that the country and its people continue to deal with in the present.