Research Handbook on Chinese Environmental Law

Research Handbook on Chinese Environmental Law

Research Handbooks in Environmental Law series

Edited by Qin Tianbao

This Handbook provides a comprehensive review of the salient content and major developments of environmental law in transitional China. The core concepts, basic mechanisms and key challenges of Chinese environmental law are discussed, extending the frontier of understanding in this fundamental area. Previous knowledge of Chinese environmental law is built upon, taking into consideration the concerns of how to face environmental issues in the context of economic growth. Readers will gain an in-depth understanding of the nuances of environmental law in China from this extensive overview.

Chapter 9: Land management law

Tou Xiaodong

Subjects: asian studies, asian law, environment, asian environment, environmental law, environmental sociology, law - academic, asian law, environmental law


As the scarcity of land resource becomes more serious, strengthening legal protection becomes urgent. In view of its critical importance, scholars in various fields and countries have defined land resources differently. The natural characteristics, such as finiteness, and the legal characteristics in both public and private law, make the protection of land resources unique. The situation in China is no exception. A range of challenges, such as land ecosystem deterioration, land waste and land pollution, are currently faced in contemporary China. This chapter examines all these situations and finally summarizes the legal system of protection and management, represented by the current legislation in land management in China.

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