China's Treatment of Crimes Against the Environment: Using Criminal Sanctions to Fight Environmental Degradation in the PRC
Journal of Chinese Law, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 145-184, 1994
40 Pages Posted: 24 May 2011
Date Written: May 19, 2011
Change is coming rapidly to the People's Republic of China (the "PRC" or "China"), especially in three related areas – degradation of its physical environment, transformation of its economic system and modernization of its legal system. This Article examines a development that lies at the intersection of these three areas of change: the use of criminal law in the fight against environmental degradation in the PRC.
Keywords: China, environment, criminal law
JEL Classification: N50, K33
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