标题：From Guiyu to a nationwide policy: e-waste management in China
作者机构：[Zhang, L] School of Political Science and Public Administration, Shandong University, China
通讯作者地址：[Zhang, LP]Shandong Univ, Sch Polit Sci & Publ Adm, Jinan, Peoples R China.
摘要：On 9 November 2008, the US CBS\'s \'60 Minutes\' programme took viewers to Guiyu, a town in south-eastern Guangdong, China, one of the most toxic places on Earth, known as the \'World\'s E-waste Terminal\'. The report emphasised the shocking pollution and health hazards caused by e-waste disassembly and traced the entire production chain originating in the United States. Environmental organisations and the media began highlighting the illegal e-waste trading situation in Guiyu at the turn of this century. On 25 February 2002, the Basel Action Network (BAN) and Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition (SVTC) published a report entitled \'Exporting Harm\', the first detailed expose of the issue of exporting hazardous wastes from developed to developing countries, with Guiyu as the main focus (BAN and SVTC 2002). Although Guiyu has become an infamous symbol of inequality and lawlessness in international trade, solving the e-waste problem in Guiyu and China generally requires more than simply banning illegal imports. This profile will give a brief review of Guiyu and China\'s nationwide e-waste problem, especially recent advance in Chinese government\'s e-waste policy and its effects, as well as the challenges.