Alex Wang was previously senior attorney and director at the China Environmental Law & Governance Project for the Natural Resources Defense Council in Beijing. He is currently teaching Chinese and environmental law at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.
Despite ambitious top-down environmental policies, there are still many obstacles to public supervision through the courts, writes Alex Wang, opening a special series on Chinese law.
New-year resolutions are hard to keep, and China and the US have set some high goals in their “green” economic packages. Alex Wang and Barbara Finamore are hoping for the best.
China’s growing rule of law and public environmental awareness show promising initial signs of success. But will it be too little, too late? Alex Wang investigates.