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[→ The Chinese are interested in our vendetta against the Asian carp][1]. In brief, the carp is an escaped import, like the water hydrangea and the nutria rat (both Louisiana examples). Brought here to do one job in one environment, it has escaped that environment and now does what life does: find niches where it succeeds. Unfortunately, it seems better suited to some niches than native species, and it’s throwing off eco-systems. A national-level response has evolved, which is when Chinese netizens became interested.

[1]: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-03-15/chinese-fish-for-meaning-in-u-s-carp-rampage-adam-minter.html

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