You must know that the sustainability triangle of ecology, society and economy is a western concept with its origins in Germany. In China, I was told that the term of sustainability is more vague. I asked some of the NGO I work with here about the NGO’s definition of a sustainable community living. The answer was less abstract than the western scheme and closer to the term itself. It was more the concept of a community being capable of sustaining a good quality of life from their own capital and independence.

More on that is yet to come – we will have lots of discussions and workshops on the concept of Sustainability on the Changsha meeting when all participants of the exchange program meet.