China 's Influence On The People 's Republic Of China

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When discussing Communism in regards to climate change and the importance placed upon its respecting policies it is perhaps best and most relevant to focus upon the People’s Republic of China. This is due to both China’s size and influence, along with its ranking as the leading producer of CO2 worldwide. Present day China is not a purely Communist country according to the teachings of classical/neo-Marxism or orthodox Communism. Rather it’s more of political Stalinism infused with market-oriented economic reform. Resulting from Deng Xiaoping’s attempt to save the country from Mao Zedong’s failing social and economics in the early 1970’s. This is important to note as this dissertation focuses not on hypothetical political ideological viewpoints, but rather on the real world implementation of said political ideologies. The ‘Chinese Communism’ views regarding the environment encompass the Marxist ideology on natural resources – that natural resources are free have no intrinsic value; their sole purpose is to serve, not to constrain humans. This holds true today even as China makes strides alongside other global superpowers such as the United States to curb climate change. This contradiction is accounted for as “the issues of climate change has elevated from a non-stream issue to perhaps the biggest and most important threat to national security.” (Ming-Teh, H., & Liu, T. T. , 2011) Threats caused from climate change are largely due in part to China’s energy production and
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