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The China Environment Yearbook (2005): Crisis and Breakthrough of China's Environment (review)

The China Environment Yearbook (2005): Crisis and Breakthrough of China's Environment (review) Reviews Congjie Liang and Dongping Yang, editors. The China Environment Yearbook (2005): Crisis and Breakthrough of China's Environment. Leiden: Brill, 2007. lix, 437 pp. Hardcover $200, isbn 978-90-04-15636-4. China's extraordinary economic growth and rapid urbanization have come at an enormous environmental cost. Many Chinese do not have access to clean air and water. The total cost of air and water pollution in China is estimated to be 5.8 percent of its gross domestic product.1 In response to these conditions, the Chinese government established a target of reducing air and water pollution by 10 percent in its eleventh five-year plan (2006­2010). Environmental activists and concerned citizens are also clamoring for action. The China Environment Yearbook (2005): Crisis and Breakthrough of China's Environment examines the state of China's environment and the efforts of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to effect change. It is the translation of Huanjing Lüpi Shu 2005 Nian: Zhongguo de Huanjing Weiju yu Tuwei ( 2005 : ), edited by Liang Congjie () and Yang Dongping () and published in Beijing by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in 2006. Liang and Yang founded the Friends of Nature, China's first official environmental nongovernmental organization. Altogether, the book has thirty-nine http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

The China Environment Yearbook (2005): Crisis and Breakthrough of China's Environment (review)

China Review International , Volume 16 (2) – Oct 31, 2009

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Reviews Congjie Liang and Dongping Yang, editors. The China Environment Yearbook (2005): Crisis and Breakthrough of China's Environment. Leiden: Brill, 2007. lix, 437 pp. Hardcover $200, isbn 978-90-04-15636-4. China's extraordinary economic growth and rapid urbanization have come at an enormous environmental cost. Many Chinese do not have access to clean air and water. The total cost of air and water pollution in China is estimated to be 5.8 percent of its gross domestic product.1 In response to these conditions, the Chinese government established a target of reducing air and water pollution by 10 percent in its eleventh five-year plan (2006­2010). Environmental activists and concerned citizens are also clamoring for action. The China Environment Yearbook (2005): Crisis and Breakthrough of China's Environment examines the state of China's environment and the efforts of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to effect change. It is the translation of Huanjing Lüpi Shu 2005 Nian: Zhongguo de Huanjing Weiju yu Tuwei ( 2005 : ), edited by Liang Congjie () and Yang Dongping () and published in Beijing by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in 2006. Liang and Yang founded the Friends of Nature, China's first official environmental nongovernmental organization. Altogether, the book has thirty-nine

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Published: Oct 31, 2009

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