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 12: Forest resources law

Zhang Shijun

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


This chapter gives an overview of forest resources and legislation associated with it in China, it discusses the basic legal principles of forest resources law in China and analyses the function and defects of the legal institutions of China’s forest resources law. These institutions include: forest rights; forest felling licenses and restrictions; sealing off for cultivation and the institution of natural preservation zones; afforestation; forest fires prevention; prevention and control of forest insect pests; the forestry fund and the forest ecological benefit compensation fund; the prohibition and restriction of the precious woods export; and forest public security systems. According to China’s Forest Law, offenders may bear three different types of liabilities: civil liability, administrative liability and criminal liability.

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