On the Development of China’s Environmental Policies Towards an Ecological Civilization

China Is the world’s largest country by population size and fourth-largest by surface area. Combined with the excessive demographic and geographic size is the continued legacy of Western imperialism in China as a former semi-colony, whose negative effects are amplified by current Western efforts in geopolitical and geo-economic containment. This adds to China’s resource scarcity that acts as another structural adversity constraining its development potential.