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  

Yang Chun-xi

affiliation not provided to SSRN

John W. Head

University of Kansas - School of Law

Liu Sheng-rong

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: May 19, 2011

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Chun-xi, Yang and Head, John W. and Sheng-rong, Liu, China's Treatment of Crimes Against the Environment: Using Criminal Sanctions to Fight Environmental Degradation in the PRC (May 19, 2011). Journal of Chinese Law, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 145-184, 1994. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1846703

Yang Chun-xi

affiliation not provided to SSRN

John W. Head (Contact Author)

University of Kansas - School of Law ( email )

Green Hall
1535 W. 15th Street
Lawrence, KS 66045-7577
United States

Liu Sheng-rong

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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