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Annual Review of Chinese Environmental Law Developments: 2013

June 2014

Citation: ELR 10465

Author: Mingqing You and Gengzheng Wang

As the Communist Party of China (CPC) is the leading political party of China and in effect determines the policies of the Chinese government, this Comment reviews the policy developments of the CPC during 2013, and what these mean for the development and enforcement of environmental law. This Comment then examines developments in criminal law, control of air pollution, and administrative regulations. The new administrative regulations are mainly related to the pollution of large-scale livestock and poultry facilities and urban drainage and sewage. Finally, this Comment discusses some minor revisions of existing laws and regulations.

Mingqing You is an Associate Professor at the Environmental and Resources Law Institute, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, Wuhan, China. He is also an Associate Professor at Hubei Water Affairs Research Center, Wuhan, China, and a lawyer with Hubei Zhong He Xin Law Firm, Wuhan, China. Gengzheng Wang is an environmental law graduate student of the Law School, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, Wuhan, China.

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