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Criminal cases involving polluters up 8.5 times in China last year

Updated: Mar 12,2015 1:59 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — The number of criminal cases involving polluters increased by 8.5 times year on year in China in 2014, according to the work report of the Supreme People’s Court on March 12.

Courts nationwide closed about 16,000 criminal cases related to environment protection, said the report delivered to the national legislature at the ongoing annual session.