Last Thursday, China’s top legislature began reviewing a draft amendment of the Water Pollution Prevention and Control Law to strengthen the Government’s role in preventing and tackling water pollution.
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 campaign will involve 5,600 inspectors and will run all the way until March 2018. The aim of this campaign is to evaluate and […]
On the 25th of April, China’s top economic planner called for the implementation of a government plan to promote reform in energy production and consumption. The plan, issued by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), aims at reducing China’s total energy consumptionby 6 billion tons of coal equivalent before 2030. It will be executed through the aim of optimizing the […]
There is a lot of different news circulating in the popular press about potential changes to the way that the environment in China will be governed.
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 […]
Under a new air pollution control program to be implemented in Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei and their surrounding areas later this year, all newly registered taxis in Beijing will become electrical. According to National Business Daily, the transition to electric cars is expected to cost around 9 billion yuan, and could be an effective measure against […]
Last week the Ministry of Public Security announced that they will launch a pilot program to give expats who have been employed for more than two consecutive years in China the ability to apply for a five-year work permit. It is expected that the pilot program will be launched within the next couple of months, […]
From the 1st. of January 2018 a new law to enhance environmental protection will come into force and will apply to all enterprises operating in territorial areas of the People’s Republic of China and in other sea areas under its jurisdiction.
In order to implement the strategic plan of “Made in China 2025″, promote green manufacturing in an all-round way, accelerate the implementation of green manufacturing projects, further standardize and guide the standards, promote standardization of green manufacturing, industrial and informatization.