Here's an article that's a translation of Der Spiegel interview with China's deputy environment minister Pan Yue. Includes:
This [economic] miracle will end soon because the environment can no longer keep pace. Five of the ten most polluted cities worldwide are in China; acid rain is falling on one third of our territory; half of the water in China’s seven largest rivers is completely useless; a quarter of our citizens lack access to clean drinking water; a third of the urban population is breathing polluted air; less than a fifth of the rubbish in cities is treated and processed in an environmentally sustainable manner.
(Anyone remember The Bad Earth by Vaclav Smil? - covered existing and looming environmental problems in China; when published in 1984, Chinese leadership said it was very wrong; yet his ideas later echoed by many within China. Not that China's alone in the environmental suicide attempt; but "ahead" of many.)