seen the fastest rate of growth and development in recent times. Despite this
reality, there has been a disconnect between the development of the economy and
the welfare of the citizenry, and while we saw policies in place aimed at
driving economic growth and development, a comprehensive policy aimed at
protecting environmental health was either non-existent or poorly implemented.
importance of the environment cannot be overemphasized especially with respect
to China and the many changes it has encountered over the past couple of
seen a great deal of development happen rapidly, numerous policy changes over a
short period of time and most importantly, a direct impact on the health and
welfare of the citizens.
aims to look at the policies driving innovation and development, the extent of
implementation of said policies as well as the effect on the everyday Chinese
and what measures are in place to curtail the negative effect of such changes
and the extent of implementation of said measures.
We strive to
establish an imbalance in the rate of development across all sectors of the
economy leading to a negative effect, especially on health and welfare as well
as life expectancy, quality of life and death toll.
pollution; Innovative policies; China; Health.
. China’s Environment by Liu Junhui & Wang Jia
. China’s Economy by Wu Li, Sui Fumin & Zheng Lei