A man takes pictures of a display of Chinese characters representing the leadership's “Five Major Development Concepts” ahead of the 19th Party Congress in Beijing, on September 27. The characters read: “Innovation, Coordination, Green, Openness and Sharing”. Photo: Reuters

Green policies in focus as China’s rise to an ecological civilisation continues apace

Christine Loh says environmentally conscious development is one of the most important aspects to watch out for at the upcoming party congress, given the leadership’s desire to shift discourse away from industrial growth

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A man takes pictures of a display of Chinese characters representing the leadership's “Five Major Development Concepts” ahead of the 19th Party Congress in Beijing, on September 27. The characters read: “Innovation, Coordination, Green, Openness and Sharing”. Photo: Reuters
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Christine Loh

Christine Loh

Christine Loh is chief development strategist and adjunct professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology’s Institute of the Environment and Division of Environment and Sustainability. She was the former undersecretary for the environment (2012-17), and a former lawmaker. She is also the former CEO of Civic Exchange, a non-profit public policy think tank. She is a lawyer by training, a commodities trader by profession, and an author of many publications.