China needs a sustainable development model

China’s industrial development is unsustainable because its people, resources and environment cannot cope. This assertion is not the intellectual musing of a green pressure group. It is the conclusion of the State Environmental Protection Administration, a branch of Beijing’s Communist government not known for rhetorical bombshells. Pan Yue, deputy director of SEPA, said China adopted the west’s resource-hungry model of development even though it was unsuited to a country with a huge population, limited agricultural land and scarce resources. The solution is to develop renewable energy sources, slash waste and promote recycling.
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