In Trial by Fire: A Chinese NGO's Work on Environmental Health Litigation in China, CEF research interns Kimberly Go and Mayu Suzuki, with assistance from Qu Xiaoxia of the Center for Legal Assistance to Pollution Victims (CLAPV), cover the difficulties of environmental health litigation in China and the opportunities it presents for expanding public participation, using CLAPV as a case study. The piece is accompanied by a list of environmental health cases handled by CLAPV.

The second brief, Wielding the Double-Edged Sword: The Chinese Experience with Genetically Modified Organisms, by research intern Tianjie Ma, discusses the governing bodies responsible for the development, regulation, and monitoring of GMOs, as well as the mixed reactions towards GMOs and their environmental and health impacts on humans.