In this context, Green China emerges as a biennial book associated with a permanently updated website - www.greenchina.eu – with the purpose of being able to contribute to a mutual understanding between the Chinese and the Westerners, namely the Europeans, regarding two decisive subjects: the role of the countryside in this new China, and how the country will be able to influence the world in a positive way, both seen under a constructive ecological perspective.
The main attention will be on rural development, considering the huge importance of the countryside: around 58 % of the Chinese citizens live there. This dramatic influence of rural life instead of being a barrier for the country’s development is a great opportunity for its sustainable future, if rural development is to be well planned and implemented, with a widely informed ecological vision.
Green China selects the good efforts in the country to achieve such a development with the contribution of writers from China and Europe.
It also includes an extensive photographic report of a beautiful rural region. In this issue it’s about Yangshuo: the legendary door to China’s countryside.