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Annual Review of Chinese Environmental Law Developments: 2007

October 2008

Citation: ELR 10718

Author: Mingqing You

Editors' Summary: In 2007, China continued its environmental development goals outlined in the Eleventh Five-Year Plan passed in 2006. The Seventeenth National Congress convened in Beijing to adopt new policies for 2007-2008 and beyond. This annual review surveys the major developments in Chinese environmental law and policy in the past year. The Article covers national policy shifts, China's activities in the international environmental law arena, zoning and planning regulations, and enforcement mechanisms.

Mingqing You is a lecturer at the Environmental and Resources Law Institute, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, Wuhan, China. He is also a lawyer with Hubei Zhong & Xin Law Firm, Wuhan, China. He may be reached at m.you04@fulbrightweb.org. This Article is part of the work under the Comparative Studies of Energy Law (Project No. 06JJD820008).

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