International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Environmental Sustainability and Economic Development in China and the United States: Past, Present and Future
Manuela Ciani Scarnicci, Antonella Laino e Angelina Marcelli

The economy of the United States that consolidated its centrality during the First World War, in these last decades it's threatened by China’s performance. After centuries of stagnation, The Chinese economy has accelerated the pace at the beginning of the new century, even surpassing the United States in 2015. The economic policies of all states, even the most civilized, until a few years ago had only one objective that was to make available to it’s citizens an increasing amount of goods and looked only at economic growth. While it is only in the last few years, that the same leaders realized the need to include in their agendas also the protection of the environment and to look not only at the economic growth, but also at the development.

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