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China cancer village tests reach of law against pollution=2

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Tue, 17 Jan 2012 01:12 GMT
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independent judiciary, the environment courts will continue to avoid handling sensitive cases, said Zhang Jingjing, a lawyer involved in many pollution causes.

"Our circle of lawyers has a saying: in China, the big cases are about politics, the mid-sized cases are about influence and only the small cases deal with law," Zhang said. ($1 = 6.3066 Chinese yuan) (Additional reporting by Beijing Newsroom and Royston Chan, Editing by Ken Wills and Ron Popeski)

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