Gallery: China Threatens Death Penalty for Serious Polluters


The Chinese government just issued a new judicial interpretation that will allow courts to issue harsher punishments for environmental crimes, according to the Xinhua News Agency – and the death penalty could be handed down for the most serious offenses. The new interpretation comes after a series of protests by the Chinese populace over polluted air and water, chemical factories, and other development projects that have imperiled public health.

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