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Environmental Protection
(1,830 words)

1. Origins within the International Context

Environmental protection as a political area of its own began in China in the early 1970s. The trigger was not the actual presence of ecological pressures (environmental damage) but the 1972 UN Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm, which simultaneously marked China's return to the international s…

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Betke, Dirk, “Environmental Protection”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China. Consulted online on 18 June 2019
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018



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