Justin Yifu Lin and Yan Wang
Qian Wang and Ping Yan
The concept of responsible innovation (RI) has been of growing interest to international academia in recent years. The use of the theory and approach of RI to conduct research into the construction of ports has both theoretical importance and practical significance in China. This chapter analyses the activities of the port of Dalian in terms of RI, and argues that the focus on environmental protection and corporate social responsibility of the port are consistent with the underlying ideas of RI. Through case study methodology, two typical cases of RI of the port of Dalian are described and analysed. The authors conclude that the implication of RI in the port of Dalian begins by verifying whether the construction of the port corresponds to the idea of RI within a government-orientated mode of RI on the basis of the autonomy of the port and the negotiation of multiple stakeholders. Finally, the chapter discusses the general significance of this mode of RI to the construction of ports in China.
Wang Jin, Huang Chiachen and Yan Houfu
Huijiong Wang, Shantong Li and Yan Hong
Wang Xi, Tang Tang, Lu Kun and Zhang Yan
Han Jiang, Patricia Blazey, Yan Wang and Hope Ashiabor
This article examines the comprehensive reform of the Chinese environmental governance system since the early 2010s after the goal of constructing ecological civilization was integrated into China's state policies. Legislative changes have been undertaken in order to improve the environmental governance system and juridical environmental protection has been reinforced to tackle environmental challenges through a revised public interest litigation system. China's current environmental public interest litigation system consists of civil environmental public interest litigation and administrative environmental public interest litigation. Only procuratorates have standing in administrative environmental public interest litigation whereas environmental non-government organizations who are permitted to undertake civil cases are in practice marginalized. Individuals, on the other hand, do not have standing in either civil or administrative environmental public interest litigation cases. The ecological and environmental damages litigation system has been established in order to recognize government agencies that have standing in protecting environmental public interest.