China’s natural environment has paid a high price for the nation’s economic success. And despite the Chinese government’s aversion to collective action, there are NGOs working hard to save the environment. So how do NGOs operate in this milieu? How much of Beijing’s recent concern for the environment is owed to the actions of civil society? Human geographer Professor Mark Wang and political scientist Associate Professor Fengshi Wu examine the state of environmental politics in China with presenter Peter Clarke.
An Asia Institute podcast. Produced and edited by profactual.com. Music by audionautix.com. Transcript here.
Main image (L-R): Professor Mark Wang and Associate Professor Fengshi Wu. Listing image: People shrouded in smog in Beijing. Credit: r h/Flickr.