Environmental Law in China
Mitigating Risk and Ensuring Compliance
Charles McElwee, Sanders Squire, and Dempsey
Reviews and Awards
"The great challenge in understanding China's environmental predicament involves striking balances. Finding the right balance between despair over the problems and optimism about efforts to correct them, between the ambitious principles stated in legislation and the uneven realities of enforcement across the country, between the forces inside China willing and able to work with international environmental groups and those who shun outside 'interference.' In this book, Charles McElwee offers a clear and useful guide to these balances and to China's green prospects."
--JAMES FALLOWS, National Correspondent, The Atlantic
"Charles McElwee has written a valuable and highly readable primer on China's environmental law framework that also provides important insight into the ways that the law is actually implemented. He points out that the trend in China is toward increased environmental enforcement, particularly of foreign-invested entities perceived to have greater capacity for compliance. All companies operating in China who wish to improve their environmental compliance should read this book."
--ALEX WANG, Senior Attorney; Director, China Environmental Law & Governance Project, Natural Resources Defense Council
"This book is an absolutely necessary reference tool for anyone with manufacturing operations in China. Charles's book is concise, compressive, and accurate but more importantly readable, even for non-EHS professionals. Working through China's environmental regulations is a daunting and almost impossible task, and this book provides a road-map for working through China's immense and intricate environmental compliance requirements. I wish I had this resource five years ago."
--DAYTON J. CARPENTER, Former EHS Counsel-Asia Pacific, Eaton Corporation
"This is an excellent book, written by the most qualified person I know to write it...if you are interested in China's environmental laws, I strongly recommend you buy Environmental Law in China."
--Dan Harris, China Law Blog, www.chinalawblog.com