China’s environmental legislation lacks power to enforce China’s environmental protection law.
Soaring economic growth in recent decades has put great strain on China’s environment, but according to a recent forum, China’s environmental legislation is lagging far behind.
The forum, Legal Provision for Building a Environment-Friendly Society, was sponsored by the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) and the Institute of Law, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, and held November 2 to 3, in Shanghai.
[…] China had its first environmental protection law as early as in 1979, but the law is not very helpful in meeting the current environmental challenges, according to Bie Tao, a senior MEP official responsible for legislation. Bie cited several inadequacies.
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