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Annual Review of Chinese Environmental Law Developments: 2020

June 2021

Citation: 51 ELR 10478

Issue: 6

Author: Haijing Wang and Mingqing You

In China, the year 2020 witnessed further evolution of environmental protection and development of legislation. This included adoption of the Civil Code, which contains several provisions on natural resources and environmental liability; a prohibition on the consumption of wildlife; and laws on biosecurity, Yangtze River protection, and environmental crimes. This Comment summarizes some of the year’s major developments.

Haijing Wang is a Teacher at Wenzhou University Law School. Mingqing You is a Professor of Law at Zhongnan University of Economics and Law.

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