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China Minister Rejects U.S. Pollution Duty Idea

From Reuters: China's top climate change official rejected as protectionist on Wednesday a U.S. idea to put tariffs on some imports from countries that do not place a price on carbon, chiding the United States to do more to cut...

Meeting Energy Goal A Tough Job – China Daily

The deputy director of China’s National Development and Reform Commission, Xie Zhenhua, recently expressed doubts the country would meet its energy conservation targets. The culprit: Unrestrained growth in energy-intensive industries like construction, steel and chemicals. According to the state-run English-language daily, the former SEPA head made his comments in an online interview: Xie said some […]

Xie Zhenhua’s “Unsystematic” Return and Other Curious Moves

The opinion pages of Guangzhou-based Southern Metropolis Daily live by a credo that one of its editors has phrased thus: “Almost anything can be written. It just depends on how you write it.” That may or may not explain the sharp turn Southern Metropolis takes with the case of Xie Zhenhua’s political resurrection this week. […]

Former Chinese environment minister rises from ashes – various

The English-language wires all have pieces today on the political resurrection of Xie Zhenhua (ËߣÊåØÂçé), the former head of the State Environmental Protection Administration, who resigned in 2005 after the Songhua River beneze pollution debacle. From AP via Taipei Times: Xie…has been appointed vice minister of the National Development and Reform Commission, China’s most powerful […]

Environmental chief sacked following major pollution – Xinhua (UPDATED)

From Xinhua: China’s cabinet on Friday approved the resignation of Xie Zhenhua, director of the State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA), following a chemical spill that has seriously polluted the country’s northeastern Songhua River. “Xie submitted a resignation request to the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and the State Council. The request has been […]

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