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Chinese Environmental Policy: The New Ministry

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Author: Dang, Christine P.
Advisor: Cheng, Tun-jen
Committee Members: Cristol, Daniel A.; George, Kemi
Issued Date: 7/12/2010
Subjects: Chinese Environmental Policy
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/2115
Description: China's large population and size has resulted in challenges in environmental protection, including corruption. Thus, in attempt to provide consistency, China recently elevated its environmental bureaucracy to the ministerial level (MEP). This paper analyzes three areas that potentially provide evidence about the motivation for the bureaucratic reform: 1) social pressure, 2) economic growth, and 3) financial investments. The paper finds that the government responded to areas with high population density, which is a proxy for social pressure. Furthermore, China's economic growth has expanded the middle class, and in turn, the number of people educated and aware concerning the environment. The last government stimulant on environmental protection is financial investments. The growth in total investment in the treatment of pollution is not only indicative of internal priorities, but this also incorporates the international influences. Moreover, the paper outlines the key events in Chinese environmental history that further indicated the promotion. In conclusion, the paper provides an understanding of the MEP's potential success.
Degree: Bachelors of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies

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