The Regulatory Frameworks to Address Land Contamination in China



Up to date, there is no nationwide specific legislation to address the contaminated land issue in China. Existing provisions under the current legal system, particularly in the context of environmental regulatory system are mainly about soil or land protections. This Chapter examines the environmental legislative frameworks of China which have addressed the contaminated land problem. Several key mechanisms such as land contamination remediation and environmental liability system have been discussed.


Administrative liabilities Civil liabilities Criminal liabilities Environmental protection bureaus MEE Monitoring National People’s Congress Site assessment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Law and JusticeUniversity of Southern QueenslandToowoombaAustralia

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