CHINA,April.15,China.org.cn - Liu Hongyan is law professor with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
He says levying a fine on a company is far from enough.
"The new environmental protection standards have not replaced penalties with effective supervision. For companies like Ronghua, they need to spend much more than 3 million yuan to install pollution discharging facilities. As such, they just count the fines for illegal discharging into their general costs."
A company in Gansu Province discharged more than 83,000 metric tons of untreated water in the desert through a concealed conduit between May 28, 2014, and March 6. [File photo/Xinhua]Read more ...