Forest Management Policies and Resource Balance in China: An Assessment of the Current Situation
GATE Working Paper No. 07-12
32 Pages Posted: 23 May 2007 Last revised: 11 May 2010
Date Written: April 18, 2007
Using the latest forest inventory, this paper provides a comprehensive analysis of China's forest sector by focusing on new forest trends, forest policy changes and challenges to achieve a sustainable forest management. We analyze the dynamics of forest resources and provide an impact assessment of forest policies on China's forestry development over the last decades. Moreover, the analysis of the forest market highlights substantial disequilibria marked by a limited domestic supply potential and a growing demand for forest products satisfied by increasing imports. Internal and external solutions are explored and their implications for China and supplying countries are assessed.
Keywords: China , Forest management , Forest resources
JEL Classification: O13 , O53 , Q23 , Q28
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