Research Handbook on Chinese Environmental Law
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Research Handbook on Chinese Environmental Law

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.
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Chapter 6: Law on prevention of toxic and harmful substances pollution

Hou Jiaru


Since the PRC Law on the Prevention and Control of Environmental Pollution Caused by Solid Waste was passed in 1995, the mechanism construction on the prevention of pollution by solid wastes has been gradually improved and perfected so that a pollution prevention mechanism system featuring extensive coverage, strong operability and a gradually reasonable and regulated structure has been formed. This chapter provides an overview of the regulations in this area, which include the existed legislation and its complex history, its fundamental principles and its supervision mechanism, but also its insufficiencies and recommendations for its improvement.

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