In just the last few years, China has been diagnosed as the “most diabetic country in the world” and seen 70 to 90 million of its people be categorized as obese. And Paul French, co-author of the book Fat China: How Expanding Waistlines Will Change a Nation has been documenting the country’s rising weight.
He’d previously talked to PBS in a episode on China’s plumper population, and now he’s been interviewed by Jeremy Goldkorn of Danwei for a more in-depth look at his book.
So why is China getting fatter? Watch the video, or catch him in Shanghai at either the European Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, September 28th (at 8am – yeesh!) or at the Foreign Correspondent’s Club in Shanghai (details TBA).