Chapter 1 – Introduction: China’s Environment and Development Challenges
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In Chinese Research Perspectives on the Environment, Special Volume: Critical Essays on China's Environment and Development | ISBN: 9789004316027

As its rapid economic growth continues apace, China’s environmental problems are increasingly becoming the world’s problems, too. The earth could not support the global population if every Chinese gobbled up resources at, or even near, the current level of the average citizen in wealthier, developed countries.1 As David Fridley, deputy group leader of the China Energy Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory …

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Zheng,Yisheng, “Chapter 1 – Introduction: China’s Environment and Development Challenges”, in: Chinese Research Perspectives Online, Edited by: International Advisory Board Chinese Research Perspectives Online. Consulted online on 18 June 2018 <>
First published online: 2016

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