Finweek English Edition - - INSIGHT: INTERNATIONAL - A coal-fired power plant ris­ing across the sky­line in Tian­jin on China’s north­east­ern coast

Chi­nese so­ci­ety is on a mon­u­men­tal mi­gra­tion that is partly caused by the preda­tory ex­ploita­tion of na­ture, but which also ex­ac­er­bates it. About 500m peo­ple, as many as the en­tire pop­u­la­tion of the Euro­pean Union, have moved from ru­ral ar­eas to China’s cities in the last 30 years. An­other 300m, or about the pop­u­la­tion of the United States, will fol­low them in the next 15 years. One could pose the ques­tion of

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