China's Environmental Crisis: Domestic and Global Political by Joel Jay Kassiola, Sujian Guo

By Joel Jay Kassiola, Sujian Guo

This wide-ranging and path-breaking selection of essays on China’s environmental problem takes a brand new method, transcending the common “gloom and doom” media and scholarly record on China’s environmental quandary, to deal with how the chinese language political and social structures have been impacted and the way they answered, or may still reply, to the ecological demanding situations confronting China. accordingly, this assortment presents cutting edge analyses concerning the affects and responses—both regionally and globally—of China’s political and social platforms encompassing its social values, ameliorative, and preventative regulations. It leaves us with such a massive query to contemplate: What social motion may be wanted within the close to- and long term destiny on the way to keep away from environmental catastrophe in addition to to accomplish environmental sustainability and social justice for the long run in China?

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Tree planting has been promoted as a method of dryland improvement by the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in their reports, training manuals, and environmental projects. Crisis of Ecological Consciousness—False Perception Since the 1990s, a catchall notion for rural environmental endeavors is “ecological construction (shengtai jianshe),” another expression 32 Hong Jiang with Chinese characteristics. The idea is to rebuild nature and the landscape through planting and engineering efforts, with a focus on establishing productive landscapes.

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