A Chinese e-commerce company’s warehouse on Singles’ Day, on November 11, an occasion similar to Black Friday and Christmas shopping in the way it is targeted for producing huge amounts of waste. Photo: Getty Images
A Chinese e-commerce company’s warehouse on Singles’ Day, on November 11, an occasion similar to Black Friday and Christmas shopping in the way it is targeted for producing huge amounts of waste. Photo: Getty Images
Wee Kek Koon
Opinion

Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

The Chinese recognised humans’ environmental impact more than 2,000 years ago, and punishments for violating laws governing nature were harsh

  • Thinkers like Guan Zhong and Xunzi prohibited various types of environmental destruction, and a forestry office was already well established in the Zhou period
  • In ancient times, trespassers of mountains and forests that had been temporarily sealed off were put to death or had their legs amputated

A Chinese e-commerce company’s warehouse on Singles’ Day, on November 11, an occasion similar to Black Friday and Christmas shopping in the way it is targeted for producing huge amounts of waste. Photo: Getty Images
A Chinese e-commerce company’s warehouse on Singles’ Day, on November 11, an occasion similar to Black Friday and Christmas shopping in the way it is targeted for producing huge amounts of waste. Photo: Getty Images
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