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 […]
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.
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”.
According to ChinaDaily, China started the world’s largest carbon trading system on Tuesday, December 19th, sending strong signals that it plans to use the market as a key policy tool to curb emissions and also is keeping its Paris Agreement commitments.
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.