Green Whirlwind Sweeps China

Asia Times writes about the possible upgrade of the State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA) into a Ministry of Environment. As if to boost its authority ahead of the anticipated upgrading, SEPA has been gearing up...

China Environment Agency Gets More Power

AP reports this week the Chinese government reviewed plans for the creation of a cabinet ministry to hold the State Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA). Officials believe this will give SEPA more authority. The plans are...

China to Establish Environment Ministry This Year

According to Chemistry World magazine, the Chinese government is planning to replace SEPA with an environmental ministry this year: Hong Yaxiong, deputy director at SEPA’s department of policy, said that the move would...

China’s Green Credit Move Faces Obstacles

From Financial Times : China’s chief environmental watchdog says local officials are sabotaging a central government edict to restrict loans to heavily polluting industries, despite limited success in withholding credit in some...

Cleaning Up China – The New York Times

Will China have the chance to wipe out the pollution by itself before the country turns into an environmental disaster zone? Editorial from The New York Times:
In 1991, Lawrence Summers



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