This volume of the
Chinese Research Perspectives on the Environment series is a translation of selections from the 2015 or the 10th edition of the
Annual Report on Environment Development of China. Friends of Nature, which has been organizing the writing and compilation of the
Annual Report, is the first and continues to be one of the most influential Chinese environmental NGO.
Articles in the current volume, written by a group of academics, independent scholars, activists and journalists cover recent development in a host of environment-related issues in China, including air pollution control, plans and policies on coal consumption, recent developments in environmental criminal justice, China’s role in Antarctic marine conservation, among other topics.
LIU Jianqiang is an award-winning investigative journalist and the Beijing editor of Chinadialogue, the first English-Chinese website focusing on reporting environmental issues.
Friends of Nature is the first environmental non-governmental organization in the People’s Republic of China, established in 1994 by LIANG Congjie, YANG Dongping, LIANG Xiaoyan and WANG Lixiong. The organization has been recipient of fifteen prestigious national and international awards.
Libraries, China watchers, students of contemporary China, scholars, activists and members of the public interested in recent developments in China’s environmental conditions and protection efforts.