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January 20, 2012 – February 01, 2012   Powering future development  China Daily (January 20, 2012) China is a big country with a low per capita income that requires a large amount of energy to support its ongoing industrialization and urbanization. With China’s growing addiction to foreign oil, as well as its increasing coal consumption, China has ample motivation to exploit new energy, in an effort to guarantee its energy security and to address environmental problems. Developing new energy technologies and new energy sources is a necessary choice for China. The government should take urbanization as an opportunity to promote … Continue reading 阅读全文 » Add comment 发表评论(0)

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Environmental Tax Reached Official Approval for the First Time, Likely to be Imposed during 12th FYP, and Other Recent China Environmental Law, Public Participation, and Climate Change News

Environmental tax receives official approval for the first time, likely to be implemented during 12th FYPGoogle Translate)

October 27, the CPC central committee announced the “CPC Central Committee Proposal of 12th Five-Year Plan on National Economic and Social Development” which put forth the implementation of an environmental tax. This is the first time an official document has explicitly put forth an environmental tax for the 12th Five-Year Plan. (Source: nddaily online)
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Job Posting – NRDC China Environmental Law Consultant

NRDC is currently accepting applications for a consultant to its China Environmental Law Project to be based in Beijing. Applications will be handled on a rolling basis. NRDC China Environmental Law Consultant

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Recent Environmental Law and Public Participation News

Guangzhou City’s Procuratorate provides public guidance for the four main difficulties of public interest litigation (Google translation)
The Legal Daily examines how recent cases of environmental public interest litigation taken up by the Guangzhou Procuratorate have provided crucial insight to legal experts on tackling the four major problems of public interest litigation in China: taking on cases, collecting evidence, appraisal, and winning the lawsuit. (Source: Legal Daily)
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Greetings from Xiamen

Greenlaw has been on a brief hiatus this week as our intrepid Michael Zhang takes a well-deserved break, and work takes our team to all corners of the world (Sweden, Korea) and around China. I am writing from a hot and muggy (but quite beautiful) Xiamen and will be back to blogging in a few days.  Until then.

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Fragrant Hills, Beijing, March 15, 2009

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