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Oct 2, 2013

Professor Alex Wang (UCLA) discusses how the Chinese Party-state has primarily used top-down bureaucratic targets, rather than laws and regulations, to pursue its environmental protection goals in the last few years.  This approach has motivated local bureaucrats to take action, but not always in ways intended or desired.  Read more in his recent paper in the Harvard Environmental Law Review: