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China, following the American lead on national parks, surpasses the U.S. in the percent of land set aside for preservation

he proportion of land set aside for preservation in China, at 18 percent, surpasses the United States' 14 percent, yet problems with commercialization and enforcement of park rules persist due to a lack of a unified regulatory authority. As demand for the protected landscapes rises among the growing Chinese middle class, the nation is partnering with the Paulson Institute and the U.S. National Park Service to expand and improve the offerings.
12 months ago
Lucas Niewenhuis
By Lucas Niewenhuis
Lucas Niewenhuis is an associate editor at SupChina who helps curate daily news and produce the company's newsletter, app, and website content. Previously, Lucas researched China-Africa relations at the Social Science Research Council and interned at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He has studied Chinese language and culture in Shanghai and Beijing, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
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