In the 7th century A.D., Wei Zheng, adviser to the Tang dynasty Emperor Taizong warned the Emperor about the dangers of squandering surpluses. He warned the Emperor, “If a tree is to grow tall, it must secure its roots. If a stream is to flow far, it must secure its source.”Chinese politics has a long memory, and his words still reverberate around the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. They were quoted by Minister Zhou Shengxian in a recent article about environmental protection.

Download File