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The Roots of China's Environment/ Development Conundrum

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Since China’s economic reform programs began, its rapid economic growth has lifted over five hundred million people out of poverty.  This accomplishment has been achieved at the price of great risk to national and regional environmental stability threatening the well-being of those living in damaged areas.  While China has some of the most stringent and progressive environmental legislation in the world, their effectiveness is hampered by lax enforcement.  Professor Hardiman highlights the challenges and opportunities for China as it faces the economic-environmental conundrum.

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About Richard Hardiman

Richard Hardiman-Hebrew University of Jerusalem-Professor-1
A Fellow at the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace and a visiting scientist at the Weizmann Institute of Science, he is currently researching China policy and the environment. Prior to this, Dr. Hardiman worked for the European Commission in Beijing, where he was responsible for natural resource and water management, project design and management of the EU-China River Basin Management Programme linked to the World... [Full Bio]
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