Dimensions income boom of the Chinese contributed to

of Sustainable Development 1


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China is a homogenous nation with well-established
trade routes since the time of the Han Dynastyi,
areas mainly accessible to land transport, its homogeneity also exists in its
racial diversity; with a majority of its population coming from the Han ethnic
Compared to the Philippines, which has various island communities with equally
numerous ethnic groups spread across the archipelago.

Multiple players contributed to the
massive industrialization of China; Their national government, the investors
from western nations seeking cheap labor for product manufacturing, and workers
from the agricultural sector willing to be trained in highly specialized areas.
The national government of china enacted policies such as incentivizing small businesses
that encouraged growth from the ground up. Investors from outside China also
befitted with special economic zones that were put up by the government, which
eventually led to minimized manufacturing costs. The nationalistic culture of the
Chinese also contributed to the trade surplus of their economy.

          The massive
income boom of the Chinese contributed to a clash of eastern and western
culture. Several reports of Chinese tourists behaving badly may be attributed
to the sudden capability of the middle-income class being able to travel
internationally. Their blatant disregard of other cultures have made western countries
enact policies specifically for the Chinese tourists.iii
This behavior may further increase friction between nations thus may not be
socially sustainable. Todaro noted that the environmental impacts of the heavy industrialization
in China might eventually affect their economy. This view was initially seen by
China as collusion by western nations to limit growth. iv
China has recognized this weakness in their national policy and now has outpaced
USA in renewable energy transition.v
This move shows adoption of sustainable development principles that dampen the
damage brought about by the industrialization of China.


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ii Todaro,
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development. (pp. 189-195). Harlow: Pearson. ISBN 978-0-13-801388-2


iii Tatlow,
D. K. (2016, October 10). Tourists Behaving Badly: Name-and-Shame Effort Fails
to Fix China’s Image. Retrieved December 10, 2017, from https://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/11/world/asia/bad-manners-china-tourism-blacklist.html


iv A. C.
(2017, May 22). China’s environmental clean-up to have big impact on industry.
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v S. P.,
& M. R. (2017, July 18). China is crushing the U.S. in renewable energy.
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