China as “green peril” catch-up

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21 Mar 2008

Last week’s (15 March) Economist seemed to confirm some of the points I made in my recent spiked article about China being viewed as a “green peril”. The front cover branded China as the “new colonialists” for its hunger for natural resources. The headline of one of the articles on its survey of China’s use of natural resources was “the perils of abundance” and declared that “China must learn to do more with less”. Fortunately the main body copy was not quite as unbalanced but it shows the limits of the Economist’s supposed free market critique of environmentalism.

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