June 18, 2012 (via chinadaily.com) RIO DE JANEIRO – China has made great progress on sustainable development despite difficulties along its development path, a senior UN official said here Friday.
As a developing country, China has gone through a more difficult development course than developed countries, said Sha Zukang, UN under-secretary-general for economic and social affairs, at an event on the sidelines of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20 Earth Summit).
Looking ahead, China will face many difficulties and obstacles. At present, China has more than 100 million people living below the poverty line, and China still has to work hard in emission reduction and environmental protection, he said. Continue Reading >>