“This is a very positive sign. The time has come for some tougher reforms in China,” said Turner to Vice News when talking about the latest amendments to the country's environmental protection law which was submitted to the National People’s Congress on April 22nd, and just passed on April 24th. The increasingly polluted soil, air and food chain have not only raised the public awareness of environemental conservation, but also drawn the attention of Chinese policymakers. 

Turner said that giving the Ministry of Environmental Protection the ability to take action is an important step. Local officials are usually responsible for implementing environmental policy (or not implementing it, as the case may be), leaving the central government very weak in this area.

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