Yanmei Lin Discusses Issues with China’s New Environmental Public Interest Litigation Laws

Yanmei Lin, Presenting gift to President of Maritime Court Round-table

In June, Yanmei Lin, the Associate Director of the U.S.-Asia Partnerships for Environmental Law, was interviewed by chinadialogue to discusses issues with China’s new environmental public interest litigation laws.

In the interview Professor Lin explains why she believes that it could take up to three years before lawsuits, taken in the public interest, start to populate Chinese courts.



Author: Nicholas Bihun

Nicholas Bihun joined the U.S.-Asia Partnerships for Environmental Law at Vermont Law School as Program Coordinator in December 2013. Nicholas combines his knowledge of China’s language, culture, and energy policy with a passion for the environment and renewable energy. He studied Mandarin and international affairs as an undergraduate before moving to China in 2007. While in China he worked for a number of international organizations and think-tanks including the United Nations Development Program. He studied Mandarin at East China Normal University in Shanghai before receiving a Master’s degree from the Department of International Relations at Tsinghua University in Beijing. At this time his research focused on U.S.-China joint energy policy and cooperation on renewable energy policies and projects.

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