While the world burns, China goes green

BY:John Bachtell| August 23, 2018
While the world burns, China goes green


The ravages of development in China were plain to see and millions expressed their displeasure. It took a growing eco-consciousness and environmental movement in the 1990s and a response by Communist Party of China (CPC) and government leaders to insist that environmental protection laws be enforced and that new protections be created.

Scores of environmental NGOs were established, including Friends of Nature, which led the first nationwide campaign to save the Tibetan antelope. Other early victories included the scuttling of the Nujiang River and Tiger Leaping Gorge dam projects. The latter movement was started by farmers who would have been driven from the land.

Environmental groups began springing up on university campuses, often initiated by chapters of the Communist Youth League.

Today, environmental groups number in the thousands and are active at every level. “Environmental protection is a common concern of humanity,” said Wu Dengming of Chongqing Green Volunteer Association. “It has no discrimination of ethnicity, natihttp://www.peoplesworld.org/article/china-builds-an-ecological-civilization-while-the-world-burns/onality, political systems, or class. We must not be divided. Only with everyone’s efforts can we save our Earth.”

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Comments (3)

Nivaldo | October 27, 2018 at 1:56 AM

Em 2019 completa 70 anos da revolução chinesa e ao contrário da decadência que caracterizou a ex-URSS no mesmo período assistimos o fortalecimento e renovação da china.

jules | October 03, 2018 at 3:24 AM

One can only imagine what a more sane attitude could have accomplished if the USA had cooperated with the USSR in culture, commerce, medicine and peoples advancement.
The Arms Race chock full of paranoia, fear and suspicion prevented two powerful contries from becoming something great.
Let us hope that backward thinking does not prevail …we have a unique opportunity with Cina.
Please Mister President…don’t blow it!

Charles Berzett | October 03, 2018 at 8:44 PM

The West and its’ people typically slander next to anything that China and its’ Communist Party does. Little do these people realize that China has been very quickly catching up to the United States economically, militarily, and in overall influence. It’s thanks to China’s unique economic, industrial, political and environmental policies that the nation has managed to ascend to the epicenter of the world stage. Yes indeed, it seems that the People’s Republic of China is destined to become the next superpower; an alternative to the US and its’ imperialist policies, and a barrier for their cowardly military practices.

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