China realization of environmental concern as important growth factor gives the reason to transition of single-minded policies to environmental friendly policies.
China’s effort and strive for thirty years has made it the second largest economy and exporter of the world, real GDP has risen some thirteen times since last thirty years (Fewsmith, 2010). This incredible growth of real GDP has placed around 300 million people out of poverty, this growth rate has achieved through balance of high saving and investment rate, and through rapid development of export industry.
Though focus on development goal has resulted in tremendous growth but it has ignored many other rising issues such as social injustice on matters like health care and environmental protection, falling role of political parties towards citizens, and rising inequality.
Though last three decades proved to be very beneficial for economic growth of China but many new environmental challenges have arrived in this period. Societal concern observed to be ignored while engagement of China in single-minded growth policies.
With rapid economic growth of China many environment degradation problems have risen in the region. Environment degradation problem in the China refers to rising air and water pollution, emission of carbon dioxide in atmosphere, and lack of energy.
The economic activities require the use of energy which may contribute to global warming above the acceptable level. Basically the use of energy creates water pollution, air pollution and secretion of carbon dioxide that affects the environment and causes global warming. China’s excessive involvement in production and distribution activities to achieve the goal of rapid economic growth contributes largely to degradation of environment as country’s contribution percentage to global warming depends on its economic activities.
China mainly uses coal as a source of energy, in