China as a whole has suffered the worst environmental crisis, however, according to the reports by the U.S state department, it is Beijing that threatens the global economy, how? The answer to this was by its one belt one road initiative. The department released what can be known as the ‘China’s environmental abuses fact sheet’ and quoted the lines” Beijing is the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases; the largest source of marine debris; the worst perpetrators of illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing; and the world’s largest consumer of trafficked wildlife and timber products. While the Chinese people have suffered the worst environmental impacts of its actions, Beijing also threatens the global economy and global health by unsustainably exploiting natural resources and exporting its willful disregard for the environment through its One Belt One Road initiative.” well, it Looks like the whole world has turned against China after the outbreak of coronavirus which has now caused about 500k deaths.
More light was shed on the belt road initiative or commonly known as the BRI, the U.S state department said that the country aspires to create a network of enhanced routes for maintaining trade relations and links globally by harming the environment. The implementation of the belt road initiative lacks environmental guidelines and safety standards to prevent nature. The report even said that most of the BRI funded projects were made without any perspective of safeguarding the environment and also caused long term problem once the project was completed. Questions were raised on how the norms and guidelines depending on the hosting countries and Beijing were leading them away from substantial economic growth.
The biggest concern was china’s contribution to the greenhouse gases that cause global warming. The country is the most populated and also the largest producer of greenhouse gases since 2006. It seems that China would have the biggest hand in destroying the earth. Coronavirus is nothing new as the contribution to the world’s destruction it has been going on for a while now by depleting natural resources and helping in global warming. China’s total emissions are twice as much of the united states and nearly one-third of the greenhouse gases are contributed by China.
This is not all, of course, we all remember how the pandemic began. How the virus originated in a wet market in Wuhan? The scenario is similar, china is the largest consumer of wildlife and also illegal wildlife. The country has been kept under focus by eliminating, neutralize, and disrupt the wildlife trafficking act.
The situation in China is so worse that it makes it unbearable for the countries to stand such exploitation. The united states are already in a cold war with China and such reports are only to worsen the relations between the two countries. China has threatened the world much the last thing it needs right now is, the depleting resources!