Jia Yu Guan Iron and Steel Company, 1983. PHOTO BY JOAN LEBOLD COHEN.
China has extensive mineral resources that are critical to the development and success of a modern, economically diverse economy. As China increases foreign exports and domestic consumption of these resources, more attention must be paid to exploiting these resources in a sustainable fashion.
The huge size of China—nearly 9.6 million square kilometers—anticipates the considerable diversity of geologic and