People’s Republic of China

  • Japan Enviromental Council
Part of the The State of Environment in Asia book series (STEA)


The People’s Republic of China has the world’s largest population and the third-largest land area, and is one of the biggest countries in terms of ecological scale. Since the 1980s it has been one of the few countries to continue long-term rapid economic growth. These facts are reflected in much research on China’s environmental problems and initiatives. Observations made thus far on the characteristics of China’s environmental problems can be summarized as follows.


Coal Mine Acid Rain Clean Development Mechanism Shanxi Province Environmental Investment 


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    See: Dai Qing, Yangtze! Yangtze!, Earthscan Publications, 1994.Google Scholar
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    A rule that when designing, building, and operating a factory, one must at the same time design, build, and operate pollution control equipment.Google Scholar

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