Hello and welcome to 中国生态文明网, an online resource to ecological civilisation in China. I aim to use this site as a comprehensive resource to help you understand exactly what is meant by the idea of ‘ecological civilisation,’ and specifically how this translates into environmental policy. This phrase is increasingly gaining interest in the West, and this interest has sprung out of Hu Jintao’s 2007 decree that China will become an ecological civilisation (建设生态文明). In this blog I will concentrate my efforts on what is actually happening with regards ecological civilisation on the ground in China, although I will dedicate some space to what is happening elsewhere.