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Sun and Wind But No Water [electronic resource]

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Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Promoting growth and protecting the environment is a contradiction, says Chinese ambassador Chen Mingming, insisting that the opulent lifestyle of "people overseas" should figure into any assessment of his country's environmental policies. "Isn't it legitimate for the Chinese to seek the same quality of life? That means economic development." Others who support the government's approach to ecological problems also appear in this film, such as political observer Xie Chuntao-although he does acknowledge tangible policy splits within China's leadership and the difficulty of balancing environmental protection with the constant need for energy and raw materials. For a less ambivalent view, the film turns to activist Chen Faqing as he meets with angry suburbanites outside Hangzhou-a supposedly "model city" now plagued by factory pollution. With protests and potentially violent confrontations like these brewing across China, will the government seek a new way forward?
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29 min.
Portions with English subtitles
9 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on November 03, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
China on China
  • China's Environmental Impact (1:21)
  • China's Environmental Policy (0:53)
  • Addressing Hangzhou Pollution (3:27)
  • Grassroots Activism in China (2:52)
  • Living by a Chemical Factory (3:02)
  • China's Policy Implementation Gap (1:11)
  • Addressing China's Water Pollution (2:53)
  • Local Water Action in China (1:49)
  • Incentives to Pollute (2:46)
  • Ground Water Depletion (1:52)
  • China's Renewable Energy Efforts (2:55)
  • China's Sustainability Goals (2:26)
  • Credits: Sun and Wind but No Water: China on China (0:35)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2012.
Publisher no.
  • 53090s Films Media Group
  • 53098 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (29 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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