There are three reasons noted by the author related to Chinese participation in international environmental agreements. First, is sustainable development, where the benefits of the processes related to sustainable benefits have a real and substantial economic benefit. Second, is to strengthen diplomacy and outreach with other nations. The third reason being “differentiated responsibilities” meaning that China and other more developed nations with capital resources should be shouldering greater weight of the globalized goal of combating climate change. These three reasons are helpful to frame the discussion of the redesign process that is under production in China. There is a further investigation of Chinese principles that allow for such overarching participation in international agreements and efforts. Specifically the idea of the “three synchronizations” is a powerful understand of how the design, construction, and implementation of policies, and sometimes physical infrastructure must be paired with existing institutions to be effective in the long-term. The introduction of scientific investigations on the overall processes and causes preventing sustainable development practices in environmental protection are laudable and model-worthy for other nation’s policy makers and architects. Yet, there is still significant progress that is still to be made for the overall healthfulness of China’s environmental stance, as compared to other developed nations. However, it is necessary to judge progress by what circumstances proceeded them. In other words, progress should be judged by where a nation used to be, and in this regard, China has made significant progress and has installed a system, the “three synchronizations” that will create further improvements.