Category Archives: Ministry of Environmental Protection

China, More polluters punished as prosecutors take action

MEP. Li Qijia, 58, the head of a traditional Chinese medicine hospital in Jiangyuan district, Baishan city of northeast China’s Jilin Province, has stood trial for dumping polluted water in a public interest lawsuit conducted by district prosecutors. The city intermediate court ruled in July that the hospital must stop dumping polluted water and install a proper sewage treatment facility within

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China E-vehicle drivers call for more power

MEP. By Du Juan (China Daily). Despite government policies designed to reduce traffic jams and control pollution, wider adoption of electric cars is being hampered by a lack of charging facilities nationwide. Du Juan reports. Although she was sweating in her car, Li Yusi, an office worker in Beijing, couldn’t risk turning on the air conditioning as she drove to work under the blazing summer sun.

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China to step up support for green sector: top economic planner

MEP. China’s top economic planner has pledged more efforts to support the green sector after the country fulfilled its energy-saving targets and saw the environment improve in the first half of this year. A national plan will be drafted on the development of energy-saving and environmentally friendly industries for the 2016-2020 period, according to a latest statement from the National Development

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Qinghai invests in drinking water safety

MEP. The northwestern province of Qinghai will spend 289 million yuan (44 million U.S. dollars) this year to improve the quality of drinking water, authorities said Sunday. A project covering 312 villages will benefit about 316,000 herdsmen, according to the provincial department of water resources. Qinghai’s agricultural and pastoral areas are mostly mountainous, making access to safe drinking water difficult. Government

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Beijing, Hebei dominate China’s air pollution list in July

MEP Beijing and its neighboring Hebei Province have the worst air quality in China in July, the Ministry of Environmental Protection said on Thursday. The Chinese capital ranked the ninth among the nation’s ten cities with the worst air. Eight of the ten most polluted cities are in Hebei Province, namely Xingtai, Hengshui, Baoding, Tangshan, Shijiazhuang, Handan, langfang and Cangzhou. Jinan,

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China’s energy-saving subway goes into operation

MEP. China’s first permanent magnet subway train, which saves up to 30 percent energy compared with traditional trains, has gone into service in central China’s Hunan Province. The subway train, in provincial capital Changsha, is equipped with a permanent magnet tractor system which has higher power density and is more power efficient, Zhuzhou CRRC Times Electric Co. Ltd. announced. The train

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China-France nuclear project suspended after protests

MEP. Local authorities announced Wednesday the suspension of a joint China-France 100 billion yuan ($15 billion) nuclear fuel recycling project in the wake of days of protests from local residents who fear possible environmental and health hazards. Authorities in Lianyungang, East China’s Jiangsu Province, said on their Sina Weibo account that “The preliminary work of the nuclear fuel recycling project’s

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China, MEP releases air quality status of key regions and 74 cities in July

MEP. MEP released the air quality status in July of domestic cities and cities seated in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei area, Yangtze River delta, Pearl River delta, as well as municipalities directly under the Central Government, provincial capital cities, and cities separately listed in State plans. According to Luo Yi, Director General of the Ministry’s Department of Environmental Monitoring, the percentage of the days

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China, Over 4,800 projects included in the 2016 central government pool of projects on water pollution control

MEP. MEP set up of late the 2016 central government pool of projects under the framework of the Action Plan for Prevention and Control of Water Pollution (hereinafter referred to as the Action Plan), in an effort to implement the major deployments of the State Council on accelerating the startup of major projects. Fifteen general implementation plans already adopted by the

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Environmental degradation can be reversed through concerted effortsp

MEP. The last few weeks have been tough on the environment of Hong Kong as the local beaches, coasts and harbors have been covered by waves of sea debris of dubious origins. Such trash has no doubt jeopardized the local marine biology, our coasts and, let’s say it, people’s leisure time. Those who were hoping to chill out by the beach

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