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China Environmental Protection Law

Annual Review of Chinese Environmental Law Developments: 2015

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The year 2015 was the first year of implementing the revised Environmental Protection Law (EPL) of the People’s Republic of China. The Communist Party of China (CPC) issued several important policies on environmental protection, which...

Green NGOs Win China’s First Environmental Public Interest Litigation: The Nanping Case

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The September 2015 issue of News & Analysis looked at China’s new Environmental Protection Law, including the first environmental public interest litigation case heard under it, the “Nanping case.” On October 29, 2015, the...

China’s New Environmental Protection Law

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On January 1, 2015, China will formally begin implementing an updated Environmental Protection Law. Originally promulgated in 1989, this is the first time China’s fundamental environmental protection statute has been revised, and, in...