Zhang Jingjing

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<p><strong>Zhang Jingjing </strong>is deputy director of the Public Interest Law Institute's China Program. Committed to justice and strengthening the rule of law, Zhang is one of China&rsquo;s leading public interest lawyers. An outspoken environmental advocate, she represents pollution victims in law suits and promotes public participation by helping communities organize public hearings on environmental rights and licensing processes.</p> <p>Zhang has won milestone cases in the Chinese courts, including the first successful environmental class action suit in China, against a chemical company that discharged toxic substances in Fujian Province.&nbsp; She has been frequently featured in the media for her pioneering work. Formerly director of litigation at the Center for Legal Assistance to Pollution Victims, she is currently deputy country director of the Public Interest Law Institute&rsquo;s China program.</p> <p>She was selected by Asia Society to join the <a href="http://asiasociety.org/asia21-young-leaders/">Asia 21 Young Leaders Initiative</a> in 2010.</p>
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Deputy Director, China Program, Public Interest Law Institute
Civil Society
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