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China's Environmental Issues
A discussion of environmental issues affecting China.
# 105346 | 1,572 words | 8 sources | APA | 2008 | US


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Description:

This paper discusses serious environmental problems in China. The paper explains that due to overpopulation and industrialization, pollution has become a major issue within China's borders. The paper then looks at how migrants from rural and farm areas have begun moving to cities and densely populated locations at the alarming rate of approximately 20 million per year, and how this has put an enormous amount of pressure on employment within the city and has given rise to may social ills. The paper also discusses the effects of industrialization in China. The paper points out that it is not until recently that controlling industrial pollution has really gained momentum in China.

Outline:
China is Suffering Serious Environmental Problems
Root Causes of China's Problems
Strategies Chinese Local Governments, Businesses, or Individual Citizens Have Implemented to Lessen the Negative Impact on the Environment in this Region and Help Prepare it for a More Sustainable Future
Practical Solutions to these Problems that can be Funded, Developed, and Implemented Locally, or Will Long-Term Solutions Require Assistance from Outside Sources If Outside, Detail Extent of Involvement
The Philippines Has Also Attempted to Overcome Problems Similar to China's
The Success or Failure of the Philippines in Their Efforts
The Environmental or Social Factors Aiding or Hindering the Implementation of Those Plans

From the Paper:

"The environmental problems in this area are due mainly to a massive population growth and urbanization in cities near the coast. This has increased industrialization in the area attracting high pollution technologies dealing with the production of energy. The South China Sea has become a dumping ground for vessels that use its waterways and for spills that may occur during ocean voyages. This environmental meltdown can be seen in satellite photo-images of the South China Sea, in which dense closed of smoke haze hang over the landscape."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • China Population Clock (2007). Chinability: Latest News and Statistics on China's Economy and Business Climate. Retrieved on September 14, 2007, from http://www.chinability.com/ China%20population%20clock.htm.
  • Craft, Lucille (2004, June 25). Philippines Loses Its Momentum on Development; Overpopulation Compounds Faltering Economy. The Washington Times. Retrieved on September 12, 2007, from http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-118613864.html.
  • Lague, David (2006, August 22). China Blames Fraud and Lax Enforcement for Pollution. International Herald Tribune. Retrieved on September 13, 2007, from http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P1-127689540.html.
  • Luo, Jing (2001). The Cities vs. the Countryside - One Major Problem China Faces is the Huge Number of Rural Migrants, Estimated at More Thank 100 Million and Increasing at the Rate of 20 Million per Year. World and I, 16(10), 20-23.
  • Nash, June (2003). Indigenous Development Alternatives. Urban Anthropology and Studies of Cultural Systems and World Economic Development, 32(1), 57-63.

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