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.
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.
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 […]
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, […]