Asia Times: China’s green drive

From Asia Times, two articles, “Striving for sustainable development” and “Back to ‘circular economy‘”, about efforts at sustainable development in China:

It has finally dawned on Beijing that requiring local officials to meet growth targets regardless of the environmental cost is turning China into an ecological train wreck. In a belated effort to address the issue, officials have awarded prizes in a contest for sustainable development schemes. Meanwhile, the old idea of a “circular economy” is making a comeback, but experts are skeptical that words will translate into actions.

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