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Introduction for Fieldtrip - Charlotte Braungardt

Maps:
http://www.travelchinaguide.com/map/china_map.htm
http://www.maps-of-china.net/
http://www.infoplease.com/atlas/country/china.html

Facts
The CIA World Factbook on China: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ch.html
Hong Kong: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/hk.html
World Bank on China: www.worldbank.org/cn

Journals:
Journal of Contemporary China

Environment

Sources
Policy Matters Autumn 2006 Volume IV, No. 1 The Reality of Environmental Sustainability in China (MHT) by Debra Lam

Social

China-EU Social Forum (pdf 83KB)
Changes in the Distribution of Wealth in China, 1995-2002, (pdf 230KB) Shi Li1 and Renwei Zhao, Research Paper No. 2007/03, 2 January 2007, UNU-Wider (World Institute for Development Economics Research)
China Rights Forum, Searching for Social Justice, 2005, No.4 - January 11, 2006. Human Rights in China (MHT)

News

China's Clean Choice initiative launched, 22 March 2007, The Observer
To encourage consumer to consider the environment in purchases.

Consultants clean up in severely polluted China - ENDS Report 391, August 2007, pp 28-31 (MHT 99KB)

China announces measures to promote social justice - China Daily, 19 Oct 06

 

 

 

Facts

SINCE 1995 China has made greater reductions to production and consumption of ozone-depleting substances than any other country, though it remains the world’s principal user and producer of these substances.
THE FORESTED AREA OF CHINA is increasing, and now covers 20% of total land area.
PRIVATE CAR OWNERSHIP in 2003 amounted to only 1 car per 100 people. However, this is on the increase, and vehicle traffic is already the principal source of urban air pollution in China.
ABOUT 70 MILLION PEOPLE in China are drinking groundwater of poor quality, leading to diseases such as chronic arsenic poisoning and chloride poisoning.

See: www.oecd.org/env/countryreviews/china