Category Archives: Ministry of Environmental Protection

China MEP launches the 2016 national-scale drill on environmental enforcement

MEP.In an effort to promote the nation-wide team building for environmental enforcement, and further standardize and enhance the enforcement capacity and level, MEP decided to launch a national-scale drill on environmental enforcement between September and November 2016, and through appraisal of advanced and exemplary teams, create the benchmarking management environment by asking the teams to make comparison with the advanced

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China sets stricter standards for pollutant discharge

MEP. China issued five new standards to limit some major pollutants, which are expected to cut industrial discharges by more than half. The Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) and the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine issued the documents, which included emission caps for ship engines, motorcycles and hybrid electric cars as well as limits on discharges from

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First environmental monitoring stations open in Karamay

MEP.  The first stations monitoring vehicle emissions began operating on Aug 1 in Karamay, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. This new station will be used to conduct one part of a vehicle’s annual auto inspections. In accordance with air pollution laws, drivers will not be qualified to receive either safety or general inspection tests without first passing an emissions test. Accordingly,

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China, MEP releases the half-year progress report on environmental enforcement

MEP. MEP informed the news press on the half-year progress report on environmental enforcement in 2016. According to Tian Weiyong, Director General of the Ministry’s Bureau of Environmental Supervision and Inspection, in respect of the progress in enabling the local Party committees and local governments to take the environmental responsibilities, so far 11 provinces have introduced the system of “enabling the

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China Group lauds success with air pollution

MEP. By Zheng Jinran. Effective pollution controls adopted in 161 major Chinese cities have greatly improved air quality, a green organization said on Monday. Of the cities, 90 percent have reached their goals, and 14 have managed to cut their PM2.5 concentration by over 20 percent, said Fu Lu, head of the China office of Clean Air Asia, an environmental group headquartered

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Apple goes green, company commits to zero environmental waste in China

MEP. Apple announced that all 14 of its final assembly sites in China are now compliant with UL (Underwriters Laboratories) zero waste standards. “It means that all the manufacturing waste from the 14 facilities is either reused, recycled or composted,” said Lisa Jackson, vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives at Apple. The tech giant now has a total of 18

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China to establish national eco-experimental zones

MEP. China will establish several national ecological experimental zones to explore reforms ranging from natural resource balance sheets to ecological performance evaluation of officials, according to an official guideline published on Monday. The guideline, released by the general offices of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and the State Council, aimed at carrying out reforms on “ecological civilization

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Whole-series electronic sanitation vehicles debut in Beijing

MEP.By chenwen (CRI Online).The new electric sanitation vehicles on display in Beijing on August 18, 2016. Beijing, the capital city of China, is to be seeing more environmental-friendly sanitation vehicles on its streets soon. This comes with the cooperation between the Beijing Environmental Sanitation Engineering Group and Chinese motor company BYD to upgrade the city’s sanitation vehicles from using gas

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Chinese Officials punished for neglect of pollution

MEP. By Zheng Jinran. Environmental inspection teams found more than 10,000 violations in 8 provinces, regions. More than 2,000 officials have been punished following an inspection of environmental matters in eight provinces and regions. The State Council, China’s cabinet, sent teams to conduct the inspections in mid-July, launching a large scale “accountability storm”. The monthlong inspection also provoked some provinces to

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Vessels that dock at Shenzhen Port are required to use low-sulfur fuel

MEP.By Liu Jing (China Environment News). Shenzhen will implement the provisions on vessel pollution prevention and control in Plan on Vessel Emission Control Areas in Pearl River Delta, Yangtze River Delta and Circum-Bohai Sea (Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei) (hereinafter referred as Plan). As the world 3rd largest port for containers, the problem of vessel emission pollution is quite serious in Shenzhen. Based on preliminary

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