State Academic Says China Has Paid ‘Huge’ Environmental Price

China has paid a “huge” environmental price for development, Zhou Ji, president of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, said at a briefing today.

The world’s second-biggest economy can’t rely further on resource exploitation for development, Zhou said at a briefing in Beijing held as part of the 18th Chinese Communist Party Congress.

Zhou also said China needs to improve the quality of education offered in the country. Education in China is currently weak in promoting innovation, Zhou said.

— With assistance by Baizhen Chua

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