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China is the largest developing country in the world. The country’s adoption in the late 1970s of the reform and opening-up policy put her squarely on the path toward market-oriented, and progressively intensifying industrialization. The fast expansion of economic activities, made possible by the massive scale of resource use, has brought China, a country that is increasingly resource scarce and ecologically fragile, face to face with some historically unprecedented environmental and resource pr…

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Zheng, Yuxin, “Foreword”, in: Chinese Research Perspectives Online, Edited by: International Advisory Board Chinese Research Perspectives Online. Consulted online on 16 December 2017 <>
First published online: 2016

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