China will find new ways to boost growth, through high-end consumption, innovation, green and low-carbon technology
However, growth will amount to nothing if it comes at the expense of the environment.
China recognises this,and will encourage green finance, energy efficiency, environmental protection, clean production and clean-energy industries.
We will establish agencies to manage state-owned natural-resource assets and monitor ecosystems.
We will strengthen environmental control on water, air and land pollution and
bring polluters to account.
High-quality growth in a major country with a population of 1.3 billion will be key for sustainable development in the world.
To read the full article first published 3rd November 2017 in The Standard
Economic growth is still key to Xi Jinping’s vision but so too is the environment and quality of life