Tag Archives: China

China Water Falls (S. Vernay & N. Ganesan)

Author(s)

Stephane Vernay and Nadine Ganesan

Keywords

China, Drinking water, Foreign investment, Regulation, Utilities, Water supply

Abstract

Details the problems of access to safe drinking water in China , and examines the regulatory framework governing foreign investment in the country’s municipal water industry. Reviews the sector’s institutional framework, the policy concerning foreign direct investment, the typical structure of foreign investment projects and the main regulatory provisions, including the rules on competitive tendering for water utilities projects. Discusses the financing rules for such projects, and the main challenges facing foreign investors, such as the reallocation of risks.

Citation

(2010) 3 International Business Law Journal 233-251

Paper

China Water Falls

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Environmental resettlement and social dis/re-articulation in Inner Mongolia… (S. Rogers and M. Wang)

Author(s)

Sarah Rogers and Mark Wang

Keywords

Environmental resettlement, Social disarticulation, Inner Mongolia, China

Abstract

The expanding use of resettlement as a tool for addressing environmental and poverty-related concerns in China calls for further research into its impacts on local populations. Our knowledge of the effects of such resettlement is very limited, particularly in relation to its social impacts. This paper examines the impoverishment risk of social disarticulation as it is experienced by resettlers in an Inner Mongolian environmental resettlement village—Wan Sheng village. We argue that social disarticulation as a risk of resettlement is by no means an inevitable downward spiral towards social oblivion and anomie. Resettlers, in this case at least, have recreated a living, functioning community that provides many aspects of support for its inhabitants. This is in spite of unfavourable construction and increased economic deprivation. It is the adaptive abilities of these resettlers that come to the fore in Wan Sheng, suggesting aspects of rearticulation and cohesion, and not simply disarticulation.

Citation

(2006) 28 Population & Environment 41-68

Paper

Environmental resettlement and social dis/re-articulation in Inner Mongolia, China

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Involuntary Resettlement as an Opportunity for Development: The Case of Urban Resettlers of the Three Gorges Project, China (McDonald et al.)

Author(s)

Brooke McDonald, Michael Webber and Duan Yuefang.

Keywords

China, Economic development, Internal relocation

Abstract

Presents a case study of the involuntary resettlement operation undertaken as part of the Three Gorges Project on the Yangtze River, China as an application of the policy of resettlement with development (RwD), the treatment of the resettlement as an opportunity to improve the livelihoods of the displaced population. Outlines China’s official policy on RwD. Examines the extent to which the RwD objectives were realised, with data illustrated with maps, tables and graphs.

Citation

(2008) 21(1) Journal of Refugee Studies 82-102

Paper

Involuntary resettlement as an opportunity for development: the case of urban resettlers of the Three Gorges Project, China.

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Involuntary resettlement…opportunity for development…urban resettlers …China (B. McDonald, et al)

Author(s)

Brooke McDonald. Michael Webber and Duan Yuefang.

Keywords

China, Economic development, Internal relocation

Abstract

Presents a case study of the involuntary resettlement operation undertaken as part of the Three Gorges Project on the Yangtze River, China as an application of the policy of resettlement with development (RwD), the treatment of the resettlement as an opportunity to improve the livelihoods of the displaced population. Outlines China’s official policy on RwD. Examines the extent to which the RwD objectives were realised, with data illustrated with maps, tables and graphs.

Citation

(2008) 21(1) Journal of Refugee Studies 82-102

Paper

Involuntary resettlement as an opportunity for development: the case of urban resettlers of the Three Gorges Project, China.

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Gender differences in environmental behaviors in China (C. Xiao and D. Hong)

Author(s)

Chenyang Xiao (American University, Washington , DC)
Dayong Hong (Renmin University, China)

Keywords

Gender, Environmental behavior, Environmental knowledge, Environmental concern, China, Chinese General Social Survey, CGSS

Abstract

China represents the third largest economy and the highest level of national carbon dioxide emissions when compared to other nations across the globe. Yet, little social science research has focused on the environmentally oriented behaviors of Chinese nationals, key to understanding levels of environmental impact. This study examines, in China, gender differences in environmentally oriented behaviors, environmental knowledge, and general environmental concern. Making use of path analyses, we identify a pattern of gender differences similar to common findings in the West: women demonstrated greater participation in environmental behaviors inside of the home (e.g., recycling), while outside of the home (e.g., environmental organization donations) no gendered patterns were exhibited. However, Chinese women expressed lower levels of concern than men—a finding opposite of most Western studies. Also distinct from other settings, in China, higher levels of knowledge regarding environmental issues did, indeed, translate into pro-environmental behaviors—thereby not exhibiting the knowledge-behavior gap demonstrated elsewhere.

Citation

( 23 June 2010 ) Population and Environment Online

Paper

Gender differences in environmental behaviors in China

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