This work empirically tests the hypothesis of foreign dirty industry migration ("DIM") to China. Based on the two primary vehicles of DIM, namely direct DIM through foreign investment and indirect DIM through international trade, and applying the open sources of data from the U.S. Census Bureau and China Statistics Yearbook from 1995 to 2006, the author identifies the sectors that show evidence of DIM, and estimates the aggregate environmental impact of both direct and indirect DIM on China. The conclusion of this work has policy implications for the sustainable development of both China and other developing countries that emulate China's development strategies.
|Number of pages||27|
|Journal||International review of business research papers|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
- Dirty industry migration
- Environmental stringency