China';s economic progress over the past few decades has been dramatic. It's now the third largest economy in the world. Income has increased by 1,200% bringing poverty from 65% of the population in 1981 to less than 10% today.The country is on track to meet most of its Millennium Development Goals and also leads the world in several indicators of environmentally friendly market growth, including wind power capacity and biomass power. With such impressive growth it is easy to forget that major disparities and inequalities still exist; China is the largest developing country in the world, with 100 of the world’s countries ahead of it in terms of per capita income. China’s progress has also come at tremendous environmental costs, both in terms of resource depletion and pollution.