"China Opens First Environmental Court"

"The court established in the southern province of Fujian has appointed 12 specialist consultants who will assist litigators on technical issues, Xinhua news agency reported.

Environmental scandals have plagued China in recent years as the country pursued a strategy of high growth and rapid industrialization. Faced with growing anger over pollution, Beijing has adopted a more environmentally-friendly strategy."

Stian Reklev reports for Reuters May 26, 2014.

Source: Reuters, 05/26/2014