Sustaining Future

Thursday, December 28, 2006

China and Future

It is widely predicted that China will continue to grow at an astonishing rate. Today, China is already the world's factory, producing most consumer products for the Western world. The energy use in China and the pollution created with that huge amount of energy will significantly impact on the global environment.

China will become the world's largest economy. Every research shows that it is going to happen, the disagreement is in when that would happen. If China continue to grow through an energy intensive development (like what USA has done before), our future is not sustainable. China must take a more efficient and environmentally sensitive approach to the development.

Here are two articles - interview of Prof Weidou Ni who was vice president at Tsinghua University and is a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and vice chairman of the Beijing Association for Science and Technology. They are both worth a read for an understanding of how China is to tackle the energy problem while maintaining its growth.

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