Ministry of Environmental Protection

China to Spend $16 Billion to Tackle Pollution

As pollution worsens and environmental concerns grow, Reuters reports China will spend $16 billion over three years to deal with Beijing’s pollution: Beijing’s government has pledged to improve sewage disposal,...

China’s Environmental Nightmare

As Beijing has been choking on smog this year, economists at Deutsche Bank point out that without swift reform, China may face a much worse environment by 2025. From Lily Kuo at Quartz: China’s myriad plans to deal with...

Netizen Voices: Doubts over DPRK “Nuclear Drift”

After North Korea’s February 12 nuclear test, condemnation of the blast rained in from both China’s government and the general public. Netizens voiced anxiety that irradiated fallout from the blast might travel...

China Defrosts Nuclear Plans, Though Issues Remain

With Beijing reviving its nuclear power plans a year after the Fukushima disaster in Japan, the top safety expert of China’s civil nuclear watchdog spoke in Hong Kong over the weekend about the importance of nuclear energy...

Study: Three Gorges Dam Did Not Worsen Climate Change

The much-maligned Three Gorges Dam received a domestic boost on Friday when a study by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences found no evidence that the project caused climate change. From Xinhua News: Research has shown that...

China’s Environmental Report Card

The Guardian’s Jonathan Watts assesses China’s recent environmental performance following the publication of the government’s annual “State of the Environment” report. He gives grades in areas from...

In China, Pollution Worsens Despite New Efforts (Updated)

The New York Times reports on the worsening air and water quality in China: China, the world’s most prodigious emitter of greenhouse gas, continues to suffer the downsides of unbridled economic growth despite a raft of new...

China’s Green Champion Sidelined

The Guardian is reporting that environmental defender Pan Yue, a foe of industrial pollution, has been pushed to the sidelines as the country refocuses on economic stimulation: Environmentalists fear his fall from prominence...

China Earmarks 73 mln USD for Rural Environment Protection

According to Xinhua: China has decided to allocate 500 million yuan (US$73 million) from the central fiscal for rural environment treatment, the Ministry of Environment Protection said Friday. The fund would help save 600...

Codify and Tighten Environment Law

China’s environmental legislation lacks power to enforce China’s environmental protection law. Soaring economic growth in recent decades has put great strain on China’s environment, but according to a recent...



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