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[07PacRimLPolyJ859] The Rhetoric and Reality of Water Quality Protection in China

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dc.contributor.author Railton, W. Scott
dc.contributor.author Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-16T21:43:31Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-16T21:43:31Z
dc.date.issued 1998-06
dc.identifier.citation 7 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 859 (1998) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1066-8632
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773.1/879
dc.description.abstract Abstract: With the majority of its freshwater sources polluted, and the pursuant incurrence of significant economic losses, and substantial health risks, China has reached a critical stage in its water resource management. Past efforts to legislate for water quality protection, although promising in content, have been less than effective. Four modes of enforcement-administrative controls, economic incentives, legal responsibility, and campaigns-have achieved only moderate success. This Comment examines the statutory and regulatory framework for water pollution control in China and suggests that if China's water pollution controls are ever to be more than mere rhetoric, China must focus on eliminating conflicts of interest amongst regulators; take an absolutist rather than economic incentive based approach to pollution control; and provide sufficient funding for remedial actions while limiting future costs through increased conservation and public participation in water resource protection. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Seattle: Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal, University of Washington School of Law en_US
dc.subject Comment en_US
dc.subject Emerging Land Use Law in the Pacific Rim en_US
dc.title [07PacRimLPolyJ859] The Rhetoric and Reality of Water Quality Protection in China en_US
dc.title.alternative Symposium: Emerging Land Use Law in the Pacific Rim en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Copyright 1998 by Pacific Rim Law & Policy Association en_US

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