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China: Innovative Green Development

  • Provides systematic explanations of the theory of green development

  • Gives a comprehensive analysis of the crisis and the opportunities presented by green development

  • Develops the perspective that Green development is the only way to achieve China's future green modernization

  • Proposes a three-step strategy to design and promote green development


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Angang Hu
    Pages 15-58
  3. Angang Hu
    Pages 59-80
  4. Angang Hu
    Pages 81-104
  5. Angang Hu
    Pages 105-129
  6. Angang Hu
    Pages 131-158
  7. Angang Hu
    Pages 159-185
  8. Angang Hu
    Pages 187-201

About this book


This book is particularly concerned with China’s path to green development and how it can be understood, exploring questions such as how the goal of Chinese-led green development can be achieved. The book provides systematic explanations of the theory of green development, exploring its background, its theoretical basis, the areas it covers, the stages it encompasses and the constraining and favorable factors involved. We see how humankind is at a period of transition from the traditional black industrial civilization to a modern green ecological civilization.

The author gives a profound critique of the traditional Western model of development, provides a comprehensive analysis of the crisis and the opportunities presented by green development and depicts the grand goal of green modernization in a creative, bold, forward-looking manner. A three-step strategy to design and promote green development is proposed. Readers will discover why China must become an innovator, practitioner, and leader of green development, and how green planning is an important means to establish green development. The book explores how local governments can become green innovation practitioners, and how enterprises can become the main arena of green development. This book is a creative and innovative work that will appeal to scholars interested in the long-term development of humankind in general and China in particular. It also serves well as a green development textbook, presenting related scientific knowledge and important information for decision-making in a concise, easy-to-understand form.


China’s Development Green Accounting Green Development Green Innovation National Development Program New Industrialization industrial pollution prevention

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of Public Policy & ManagementInstitute for Contemporary China Studies, Tsinghua UniversityBeijingChina

About the authors

Angang Hu, a leading expert in China Studies, is a professor at the School of Public Policy and Management and Dean of the Institute of Contemporary Studies, Tsinghua University. He is a representative of the 18th CPC National Congress Committee of the13th Five Year Plan and an NDRC expert. He received the Honorable Doctorate awarded by the Russia Academy of Science’s Institute of Far East Studies.

Bibliographic information


“The book China: Innovative Green Development by Angang Hu, offers a timely piece to readers who are keen to learn about China’s green modernisation blueprint.” (Alec Zuo, Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Vol. 62 (4), October, 2018)