Fears about air and water pollution jump in survey of Chinese public concerns, conducted by the Pew Research Centre
Nearly half of those surveyed list air pollution as a major problem, up 16% since 2008. And after headlines about thousands of dead pigs floating down the Huangpu River in Shanghai, a further 40% list water pollution as a major problem, up 12% since 2008.
Both air and water pollution were amongst the top five worries listed by Chinese - with corruption, the gap between the rich and poor and inflation making up the other concerns. Fears about food safety also remain high, with 38% citing it as a major problem.