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China’s Environmental Administrative Enforcement System

October 2011

Citation: 41 ELR 10890

Issue: 10

Author: Dr. Xuehua Zhang

This Comment presents an overview of China’s environmental administrative enforcement primarily regarding pollution control. It introduces the institutional framework of China’s environmental enforcement at the national and local levels and discusses the role of citizens and courts. The main challenges with China’s environmental enforcement are also presented.

Dr. Xuehua Zhang is a Visiting Scholar of Environmental and Resource Economics with the Economics Department of Stanford University.

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