Washington: China is threatening the global economy and global health by unsustainably exploiting natural resources and exporting its willful disregard for the environment through its One Belt One Road initiative, the US State Department said.
In its report titled ‘China’s Environmental Abuses Fact Sheet’, the Department said: “Tragically, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) represses civil society and a free press, slowing changes that would benefit its citizens and people all over the world.”
As Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said, “Too much of the Chinese Communist Party’s economy is built on willful disregard for air, land, and water quality. The Chinese people–and the world–deserve better.”
Speaking on greenhouse gas emission, the department said: “China’s increasing emissions counteract the progress of many other countries around the world to reduce global emissions.”
China is indisputably the world’s largest consumer of legal and illegal wildlife, and it was identified as a Focus