CHINA VOWS EVEN RETIRED OFFICIALS WILL ANSWER FOR POLLUTION
The Chinese government issued new guidelines clarifying that senior officials, even those who have retired or changed positions, will be held accountable for illegal pollution that occurred on their watch. The guidelines follow a law enacted in January that strengthens monitoring and enforcement of environmental laws and allows for unlimited fines and prison time for repeat offenders. The strict enforcement is seen as necessary to curb violations committed by local officials trying to rapidly increase economic growth. For the full story, see http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/07/01/us-china-environment-idUSKCN0PB4RB20150701.