The criteria and approaches to emergency planning zone (EPZ) determination for nuclear power plants in other countries or regions are introduced. Most approaches fall into two categories, i.e. deterministic and probabilistic. The comparison and review of these two approaches are completed. A proposal of EPZ determination for nuclear power plant in China has been suggested after considering difficulties that may happen if the criteria of EPZ from USA is applied. Finally, according to the recommended criterion and results of GDPSA level 3, a plume exposure EPZ of 10 km in radius is suitable for Daya Bay Nuclear Power Plant with or without the sand bed filter.