Pacific Environment member examines litter on a beach on Guangdong’s coast. Chinese law stipulates that all natural resources in China belong to the state. Part of forests, land, and water in rural areas can be collectively owned, but not individually. PHOTO BY WEN BO.
Claiming a land territory of 9.6 million square kilometers and a marine territory of 4.72 million square kilometers, China once was considered to be a vast territory