May 24, 2014
The Chinese have a well-earned reputation in Africa for not being very environmentally conscious. From highly mechanized clear cutting of tropical forests to the wholesale slaughter of endangered wildlife, the Chinese do not have an impressive track record on the continent. However, there are indications that that may now beginning to change. Our guest this week, Xiaoxue Weng of the International Institute for Environment and Development in London, says a new generation of Chinese journalists, activists and citizens are emerging who have a very different worldview than their predecessors.