Environmentalism has supplanted the communist-capitalist debate as the subject of ideological struggle in geopolitics. But unlike the geographic division that had characterized the Cold War era rhetoric, this new wave of debate seems to cross most traditional boundaries.
Classically, environmentalism was seen as a worry exclusive to fully industrialized or otherwise developed nations. The Chinese leadership, fronted by Chairman Xi Jinping of the Communist Party, is planning to overturn the conventional mindset.
Chairman Xi Jinping speaking at Party Congress (Forbes)
While addressing the gathered members of the Nineteenth Communist Party Congress on Oct. 18th, Chairman Xi commended his party’s and the country’s success in becoming “a mighty force” on the world’s stage, and welcomed a “new era” of Chinese power.
In his over three hour speech, Xi explained his vision for the future of China, giving significant focus to the nation’s obligation to the Earth and mankind.
“Only by observing the…
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