Appendix- Part B
ENVIRONMENT RELATED EXTRACTS FROM THE CONSTITUTIONS OF OTHER ASIAN COUNTRIES
People 's Republic of China, Constitution of September 6, 1982
Chapter 1, Art. 9
Mineral resources, waters, forests, mountains, grassland, unreclaimed land, beaches and other natural resources are owned by the state, that is, by the whole people, with the exception of the forests, mountains, grasslands, unreclaimed land and beaches that are owned by collectives in accordance with the law.
Article 10 Land in the cities is owned by the state. All organizations and individuals who use land must make rational use of the land.
Article 12 Socialist public property is sacred and inviolable. The state protects socialist public property. Appropriation or damage of state or collective property by any organization or individual by whatever means is prohibit.
Article 26 The state protects and improves the living environment and the ecological environment and prevents and remedies pollution and other public hazards. The state organizes and encourages afforestation and the protection of forests.
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