Entries from August 2010

Friday, August 27th, 2010

China to Levy Environmental Tax – Don’t Cheer Yet

Environmental tax is not a niche idea – China has been contemplating an environmental tax regime for some years now, see previous coverage: 2007, 2008, 2009. And after our “grizzled” China-watcher has waited for an entire year, Beijing announced its plan to reform the taxation system, of which the introduction of an environmental tax could [...]

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Links: Legislative Progress on the Environmental Front

Paul Hastings has a nice summary on the environmental aspect of China’s revised Tort Law – a review of the four major articles pertaining to environmental-related liabilities and their implications for foreign investors and corporations. Download the PDF. Along the same note, review of the draft of Law on Water and Soil Conservation has just [...]

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

If you only read one article today

If you only read one article today, I hope you’d read Mayer Brown report on China’s renewable energy policy, which offers both the grand picture and the details of developments in China’s energy law and regulations. Before this, we’ve seen news of China’s plan to use market measures - levy carbon tax and raise petroleum price [...]