沉默的中国农村革命

在最近结束的中国全国人民代表大会(全国人大)年会上,对人权和私有财产的保护被写入宪法。但在中国的发展战略中出现的一些重要变化却远远没有引起外界的足够关注。

上任一年的中国现任领导层批评了过去十年来"片面追求GDP增长"的做法,并公布了以"平衡、以人为本和有利于环境"为特点的实现现代化的新思路。发展重点优先次序的改变-容易被外界忽视-却并不难理解。

当世界惊异于中国的经济奇迹时,却对其在过去25年来为实现8-9%的经济年增长率所付出的代价漠不关心。例如,中国每单位工业产出的能源消耗比全球平均水平高出近三倍。在一些地方,环境已经遭到了近乎不可逆的破坏。

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