Sept. 19, 2018
SOA to accelerate push for coastal damage claims system
 Senior official with the State Oceanic Administration (SOA) and deputy to the 11th National People's Congress Lu Bin announced during an interview that as a result of the Bohai Bay oil spill, the Oceans Bureau would accelerate its efforts to promote the establishment of a national claims system for coastal ecological damage. According to the spokesman, several high-profile coastal accidents this year caused unprecedented damage to China's coastline, creating a need for an economic policy that quantifies and pays compensation for ecological damage. 
 
[Source: Xinhua]

Summarized and translated by Liz Brody






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