June 21, 2013
Polluters in China could soon face the death penalty after the authorities stepped up the courts’ powers to punish firms who carry out grievous environmental crimes.
A judicial clarification took effect this week guaranteeing the enforcement of environment-related laws and regulations “which have long been lax and superficial in China,” the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
The move is a “powerful legal weapon” for enforcing protection, the report said.
This article was posted: Friday, June 21, 2013 at 3:27 pm
Tags: foreign affairs