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Will Chinese Industry Ever Be 'Green'?

Chen, Shiyi; Golley, Jane

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In January 2013, as air pollution reached record levels in much of eastern China, Chinese multimillionaire Chen Guangbiao sold cans of air on the street in smog-ridden Beijing to send a simple message: �I want to tell mayors, county chiefs and heads of big companies: don�t just chase GDP growth, don�t chase the biggest profits at the expense of our children and grandchildren and at the cost of sacrificing our ecological environment�.1 As a temporary response to the �hazardous� air quality in...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorChen, Shiyi
dc.contributor.authorGolley, Jane
dc.contributor.editorRoss Garnaut
dc.contributor.editorCai Fang
dc.contributor.editorLigang Song
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T23:03:10Z
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-921666483
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/62053
dc.description.abstractIn January 2013, as air pollution reached record levels in much of eastern China, Chinese multimillionaire Chen Guangbiao sold cans of air on the street in smog-ridden Beijing to send a simple message: �I want to tell mayors, county chiefs and heads of big companies: don�t just chase GDP growth, don�t chase the biggest profits at the expense of our children and grandchildren and at the cost of sacrificing our ecological environment�.1 As a temporary response to the �hazardous� air quality in Beijing, with particulate matter readings reaching over 40 times those considered safe by the World Health Organisation, the municipal government temporarily shut down more than 100 heavily polluting factories and ordered 30 per cent of government vehicles off the roads.2 It is clear (pardon the pun), however, that these emergency measures are not longterm solutions, with the transition towards a new model of economic growth now widely considered to be an imperative, not an option.
dc.format.extent16 pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherANU ePress
dc.relation.ispartofChina: A New Model for Growth and Development
dc.relation.isversionof1 Edition
dc.rightsAuthor/s retain copyright
dc.sourceChina: A New Model for Growth and Development
dc.source.urihttp://press-files.anu.edu.au/downloads/press/p244991/pdf/ch121.pdf
dc.titleWill Chinese Industry Ever Be 'Green'?
dc.typeBook chapter
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
dc.date.issued2013
local.identifier.absfor160507 - Environment Policy
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4326120xPUB663
local.publisher.urlhttp://press.anu.edu.au/
local.type.statusMetadata only
local.contributor.affiliationChen, Shiyi, Fudan University
local.contributor.affiliationGolley, Jane, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage251
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage266
local.identifier.absseo960605 - Institutional Arrangements for Environmental Protection
dc.date.updated2020-12-13T07:25:34Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationCanberra, ACT, Australia
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access via publisher website
CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)

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