The China Environment Yearbook (2005): Crisis and Breakthrough of China's Environment

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Congjie Liang, Dongping Yang
Brill, 2007 - Science - 437 pages
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China's environmental problems and ecological crises are still considerable. Pollution and ecological deterioration are becoming worse, while the booming economy and rising population are adding to the pressure. Will the PRC be able to avoid the traditional route of industrialization and embark on the path of sustainable development? Friends of Nature is China's first environmental NGO, and their first environmental yearbook deals with the year 2005, the year of the Songhua River toxic spill crisis, the bird flu attacks, but also of a number of governmental and local initiatives to begin to tackle the increasing pressure on the environment. Here are the voices of experts and witnesses from the PRC itself describing and commenting upon the environment and protection measures in China in 2005, from the public perspective. "The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Yearbooks" are co-publications of Brill and Social Sciences Academic Press (China).

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Liang Congjie is founder of Friends of Nature, China's first official environmental NGO, and professor of history at the Institute of Green Culture of the International Academy of Chinese Culture. He has received several national and international awards including the Ramon Magsaysay Award for public service in 2000 and was selected as one of the five Figures of Green China in 2005. He is the grandson of the Qing Dynasty reformer Liang Qichao.Yang Dongping is vice president of Friends of Nature and professor of education at the Beijing Institute of Technology.

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