At the same time, Basel Action Network reaffirmed that China is the eWaste dumping ground for the world. The article states that:
...Some of the waste is shipped to inland provinces of China from the coastal communities where processing plants are located, China Radio International said Tuesday. If the government doesn't intervene, the shipment to interior provinces will increase.
Suggesting that the government hasn't intervened. Similarly, Hu Tao, a spokesperson, said:
The Basel Convention, adopted in 1989, bans countries from transporting hazardous wastes across boundaries for disposal, especially into developing countries. Tao said a number of countries did not sign the treaty, so the dumping has been able to continue.
Suggesting that the problem is that exporters are letting this stuff slip by their own customs people. Hmmm.....