The greening of China

From The Economist:

China is investigating whether its rigid system for assessing the performance of party leaders and civil servants can be used to tackle .
An elaborate points system that determines the careers of officials is often blamed for many of China’s problems. In their drive to meet targets for , local mandarins squander money, ride roughshod over citizens and ravish the . So now China is trying to devise and embed into its assessment of officials a way of calculating a “green ””which allows for environmental costs in national accounts”to help mitigate some of these excesses.

See also China’s economy.

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