On July 31, the Ministry of Finance together with the State Administration of Taxation, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) and the Ministry of Transport jointly announced that new energy vehicles (NEV) and vessels will be exempt from vehicle and vessel tax, and such tax for energy-saving vehicles will be halved. At the […]
The new three-year action plan comes after the previous plan, rolled out in 2013, expired at the end of 2017. The new plan expands PM2.5 reduction requirements to all cities nationwide. It also tightens regulations on VOCs and NOx emissions that are key to the formation of ozone pollution. The new plan still lacks specific targets on […]
The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), China’s top economic planner, has released a new regulation over the charging standards for urban household garbage disposal to promote sustainable development.
National Development and Research Commission (NDRC) and Ministry of Commerce (MofCOM) jointly released a new negative list for foreign investment in Free Trade Zones (FTZs) on 30 June. Effective from 30 July, the new list stipulates
MEE is expanding air pollution inspections to more regions, including Fenwei Plain, where pollution levels have worsened in the past two years, and the Yangtze River Delta. Last winter’s inspections only targeted the Jingjinji region. The border pollution inspections also come on the heels of recent re-inspections conducted to ensure problems exposed during the first […]
China has improved waste management and recycling systems to tackle environmental issues caused by a build-up of garbage. Several measurements have come into force including garbage sorting and curbing “foreign garbage”.
On September 21st, 2017, during the 2017 China Europe Water Platform (CEWP) Annual High-Level Dialogue Conference And High-Level Business Conference, Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for the Environment, Marine Affairs and Fisheries, and Chen Lei, Chinese Minister of Water Resources, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a Water Policy Dialogue between the EU and China.
Fuzhou release four measures to support development of offshore wind power equipment industrial park
To promote the development of the Fuzhou Offshore Wind Power Equipment Industrial Park, and build a world-class offshore wind equipment manufacturing industrial base, the People’s Government of Fuzhou, Fujian Province, released the “Four measures to support the accelerated development of Fuzhou Offshore Wind Equipment Industrial Park” (in Chinese), which will be valid until December 31st, 2020.
In the beginning of May, the Ministry of Environmental Protection embarked on a substantial environmental inspection campaign. The campaign will focus on evaluating officials’ enforcement efforts in 28 cities in provinces surrounding Beijing and Tianjin.
The Municipal Commission of City Management announced last Thursday (23rd of March) that Beijing aiming to cut coal consumption by 30 % and to keep total coal consumption under 7 million tonnes this year. Local authorities in Beijing have also announced that they will invest 18 billion yuan (2.6 billion U.S. dollars) to curb air […]