Ministry of Environmental Protection

China Drafts New Three-Year Plan for Air Pollution Governance

China Drafts New Three-Year Plan for Air Pollution Governance

China will draft a new three-year plan for air pollution governance, which will focus on the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region and surrounding areas affected by serious smog and other air pollutants.

Feb 27, 2018
Xu Wei
Local Factory Closures Flip the Bird at Environmental Office, Executive Says

Local Factory Closures Flip the Bird at Environmental Office, Executive Says

Local governments factory closures are a subtle middle finger to the National Environmental Protection Inspection Office, Liu Changgen, deputy director of the agency, said in a briefing yesterday.

Dec 29, 2017
Zhang Ke
Shandong to Slash Coal Capacity by 10 Million Tons After Criticism From Beijing

Shandong to Slash Coal Capacity by 10 Million Tons After Criticism From Beijing

China’s Shandong province plans to shut down nine coal mines in a bid to reduce capacity by 10.23 million metric tons next year after a public grilling from the central government on Dec. 26.

Dec 29, 2017
Xu Wei
China Aims to Curb Air Pollution With Clean Winter Heating Plan for Northern Regions

China Aims to Curb Air Pollution With Clean Winter Heating Plan for Northern Regions

Chinese agencies have issued the Clean Winter Heating Plan for Northern Regions (2017-2021) with the aim of curbing air pollution. China…

Dec 18, 2017
Liao Shumin
Most Cities in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region Are on Track to Meet Smog-Curbing Goals

Most Cities in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region Are on Track to Meet Smog-Curbing Goals

The average PM2.5 concentration in 28 northern Chinese cities was down 22.6 percent on the year between October and November, the Ministry of Environmental Protection posted on social media today.

Dec 11, 2017
Xu Wei
New Environmental Policy Saw China’s Truck Sales Slow in October

New Environmental Policy Saw China’s Truck Sales Slow in October

China’s tractor-trailer sales hit 92,000 last month, up 32 percent on the year and breaking sales record for October despite…

Nov 3, 2017
Dou Shicong
Shenzhen Will Build Belt and Road Environmental Technology Exchange and Transfer Center, MEP Says

Shenzhen Will Build Belt and Road Environmental Technology Exchange and Transfer Center, MEP Says

Aside from industrial and investment initiatives, the Belt and Road scheme has spinoffs in environmental technology development.

Nov 1, 2017
Liao Shumin
China Ends Emergency Response as no Radiation Detected after N. Korea’s Latest Nuclear Test

China Ends Emergency Response as no Radiation Detected after N. Korea’s Latest Nuclear Test

China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) and National Nuclear Safety Administration (NNSA) have been continuously monitoring radiation levels in North…

Sep 11, 2017
Zhang Ke
China to Hold Government Officials Accountable for Smog Control in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei

China to Hold Government Officials Accountable for Smog Control in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei

China's Ministry of Environmental Protection has set specific goals for air pollution control in and around the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region and…

Sep 1, 2017
Zhang Ke