In contrast to the highly polluted cities of modern-day China, 18% of the land area is under some form of wilderness protection, a slightly higher percentage than the United States. But what has been referred to as "America's best idea"—its national park system, is now forming a model for the expansion and administration of China's protected lands.
America's best idea may now be China's, too, as it expands national park system
By Jessica Meyers
Los Angeles Times
October 5, 2016