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China is the new Rome

#1  Postby Macdoc » Jul 22, 2018 10:16 am

The mega-machines helping China link the world
By Tom Calver
BBC News

China is creating a network of ambitious land- and sea-based transport links to connect its booming economy with those of Europe and Africa. And it's wasting no time - designing incredible bespoke construction machines to get the job done fast.


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#2  Postby Animavore » Jul 23, 2018 8:08 am

And what's the environmental impact of all of this?
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#3  Postby Animavore » Jul 23, 2018 9:04 am

BRI meets the environment

President Xi Jinping, addressing heads of state, government representatives, and international organizations at the opening of the Belt and Road Forum in May 2017, committed China and its partners to an environmentally-friendly BRI.

We “should pursue the new vision of green development and a way of life and work that is green, low-carbon, circular and sustainable.” Said Xi. “Efforts should be made to strengthen cooperation in ecological and environmental protection and build a sound ecosystem so as to realize the goals set by the [United Nation’s] 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”

Xi added these details: “We will set up a big data service platform on ecological and environmental protection. We propose the establishment of an international coalition for green development on the Belt and Road, and we will provide support to related countries in adapting to climate change.”


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But regardless of Xi’s promises, major environmental impacts from such a vast array of infrastructure projects seem inevitable, warned Courtney Weatherby, Research Analyst for the Southeast Asia Program at the Washington DC-based Stimson Center.

These impacts, she said, could be mitigated by adhering to international best practices, including the implementation of high standards for social and environmental impact assessments (EIAs), consultation with impacted communities, and making good-faith efforts to address impacts which happen as a result of each project.

One question of great concern to environmentalists is transparency. History has shown that rigorous environmental protections are most likely to be instituted and enforced in open societies where an independent judicial branch, media, activists and public can freely challenge government and business interests. China has no such history, and its construction projects around the world have long been plagued by a troubling environmental record.

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#4  Postby Scot Dutchy » Jul 23, 2018 10:23 am

Following Trump's example of course.
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