Throughout this volume, Chinese names are ordered according to standard practice in China, with surnames preceding given names. To add clarity to this ordering, surnames are provided in capital letters.
YANG Dongping (杨东平), President of Friends of Nature, is a professor at the Beijing Institute of Technology.
CAI Yongfei (蔡永飞) is Vice Chairman of the Office of the Central Committee of the Revolutionary Committee of the Chinese Kuomintang. He has conducted extensive research in rural areas.
CHEN Ai (陈艾) is a member of the Peking University Center for Nature and Society.