China as the leader of an ecological civilization

ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY: The future of the world depends on China taking its environmental commitments seriously

Philosopher. Permanent literary critic in MODERN TIMES. Translator.
Published: October 7, 2020
China Goes Green - Coercive Environmentalism for a Troubled Planet

A critical book about China environmental policy is very interesting for those who are concerned about the future of the world. When the Chinese professor Yifei Li from Shanghai, with access to Chinese sources and cultural background, has joined forces with the environmental policy professor Judith Shapiro, known for the China study Mao's War Against Nature (2001), there is every reason to follow. The last decades have China apparently abandoned the modernist rhetoric of the Cultural Revolution, where large-scale actions were to coerce and subdue nature. They are talking about an "ecological civilization" and will…

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