Natural Resources and Economic Development in China
Natural resources refer to sources of matter and energy existing in nature, which humankind can use, under given technological, economic, and social conditions, as raw materials in production and consumption. Generally, they include land, water, minerals, and biological and climatic resources. Some natural resources are affected by zonal factors; others are restricted by non-zonal factors. As a result, all natural resources on the globe have a problem of uneven spatial distribution and strict regional characteristics. The status and characteristics of Chinese natural resources are as follows.
Volume (Year): 29 (1996)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
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