By Wu Qing and Linda Liang King & Wood Mallesons’ Commercial & Regulatory group

One day, lawyer L received an emergency call from Ms. K, the head of the EHS department of a Shandong company. Ms. K said that the company has suffered frequent shutdown recently because of the “heavy air pollution stop working order” issued by the environmental protection department, which has seriously affected the company’s capacity. At the same time, the company’s suppliers are also affected by the order and unable to supply the company in time. Although this circumstance is not as serious as the “Schaeffler Incident,” the impact on the company cannot be ignored. Therefore, the whole company is very worried about this.
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