China’s environmental crime arrests soar in 2018 squib

China arrested 15,095 people for environmental crimes in 2018, up 51.5 per cent from a year earlier, the country’s top prosecuting body said on Thursday, as it worked to improve compliance among local governments and enterprises. China has been trying to make better use of its police and judicial authorities to redress the damage done to its skies, soil and water by four decades of breakneck economic growth. In 2018, authorities also prosecuted 42,195 people for a range of environmental...
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