CHINA China launches new round of environmental inspections

CHINA

China launches new round of environmental inspections

Xinhua

14:56, August 25, 2021

BEIJING, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) -- China's central authorities have organized a new round of environmental inspections in provincial regions and centrally-administered state-owned enterprises (SOEs), said the Ministry of Ecology and Environment Wednesday.

Ministry of Ecology and Environment (File photo: CFP)

Seven teams will be dispatched to the five provinces of Jilin, Shandong, Hubei, Guangdong and Sichuan, as well as two central SOEs -- China Nonferrous Metal Mining (Group) Co., Ltd. and China National Gold Group Co., Ltd. -- for a one-month inspection, according to the ministry.

Inspectors will focus on issues such as the implementation of arrangements for carbon emission goals, restrictions on high energy-consuming and high emission projects, as well as the handling of major ecological and environmental damage, pollution and risks at local levels, said the ministry.

China launched a series of central environmental inspections in 2016 after decades of growth had caused problems such as smog and contaminated soil.

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