English translation of China’s new environmental law

Read the full text of China's updated environmental protection law, which comes into effect next year
For English speakers wanting to get to grips with China’s new environmental protection law, chinadialogue now has a full translation, courtesy of the EU-China Environmental Governance Programme.
The law, the hard-won product of a three year amendment process, has been hailed as a “critical advancement” in China’s battle to clean-up its polluted environment. Some, however, including chinadialogue’s Beijing editor Liu Jianqiang, have warned that the law fails to answer the key question of how to get local officials to enforce the rules effectively. It is due to come into force on January 1, 2015.
Read the full translation of the law.
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