The Integrated Development of China’s Industrial and Ecological Civilization
Institute of Industrial Economics (IIE), Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Beijing, China
Abstract: Judging by the general pattern of human civilization, ecological civilization is not a simple negation of industrial civilization. Given China’s unique national conditions and uneven process of industrialization, it is inappropriate to separate ecological civilization from industrial civilization. Instead, government should identify the common ground between industrial civilization and ecological civilization, fully utilize material wealth, technology means and organizational system of industrial civilization of the world, leave the freedom of imagination and practices for creating the new-type industrial civilization to businesses and the public, continuously strengthen the material foundation of China’s ecological civilization, with a view to supporting the development of ecological civilization with high-quality real economy and achieving the integrated development of industrial civilization and ecological civilization while expediting the new-type industrialization and delivering the benefits of industrialization to 1.3 billion Chin ese people.
Keywords: industrial civilization, ecological civilization, beautiful China, the third industrial revolution