China to draft new environmental laws

China will draft and amend a series of laws to strengthen environmental protection in the face of the country’s rapid economic growth, China Daily reported on Thursday.
Mao Rubai, chairman of the Environmental and Resources Protection Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC), said that circular economy laws will encourage the efficient use of energy and resources by minimising waste through the “three-‘R’ principle”: reduce, reuse, and recycle.

The Clean Water Act will also be revised, said Mao, with measures including amendments for the compensation of pollution victims.