UYA Post time 2018-7-10 16:20:01

China Jails Hundreds of Officials for Pollution Violations

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SHANGHAI (REUTERS) - China has jailed hundreds of officials for failing to tackle environmental violations uncovered during inspections last year, the environment ministry said in the latest round of the "war on pollution" led by President Xi Jinping.
A total of 4,305 officials in 10 provinces and regions had been held to account for failing to rectify violations, with some of them facing fines and even jail time, the ministry said late on Monday.
Beginning at the end of May, central government inspectors started re-examining thousands of violations uncovered during the nationwide environmental audit, and found that many of the problems had not been properly resolved.


They have already accused local governments and state-owned enterprises across the country of conducting "perfunctory" or even "fraudulent" rectifications.


Total fines of 510 million yuan ($77.13 million) had already been issued in the 10 regions, which include the two biggest steel producing provinces of Hebei and Jiangsu, as well as Yunnan and Ningxia in the far west and Guangdong in the southeast, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment said.

This round of inspections involved a total of 28,076 violations. The ministry said 464 officials had been subject to administrative or criminal detention.

China is in the fifth year of its war on pollution and Xi vowed in May to use the full might of the ruling Communist Party to tackle longstanding environmental problems.


Reporting by David Stanway; Editing by Stephen Coates)



1584austin Post time 2018-7-10 19:57:19

That's some fine :D


UYA Post time 2018-7-11 01:42:16

1584austin Post time: 2018-7-10 19:57 static/image/common/back.gif
That's some fine

There are people here (you know who) who doubt China's efforts in fighting this problem.
I'm sure they will dismiss this too.

emanreus Post time 2018-7-13 22:10:31

UYA Post time: 2018-7-11 01:42 static/image/common/back.gif
There are people here (you know who) who doubt China's efforts in fighting this problem.
I'm sure  ...

Most likely some people will, but most folks do understand that China is on the right track.

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UYA Post time 2018-7-14 00:22:31

emanreus Post time: 2018-7-13 22:10 static/image/common/back.gif
Most likely some people will, but most folks do understand that China is on the right track.

   P ...

This really shows who is doing something and who is not.
China has been clear on its policies and future goals.
In America.....
it changes as the wind blows.

Motika Post time 2018-7-14 07:13:03

The EIA campaign team pretended to be customers and traders, and found that 18 factories in ten Chinese provinces - most of China's insulation foam producers - admitted that they use CFC-11 chlorofluorocarbons, although China officially said that they had already discontinued the substance in 2007.

An internationally binding convention, the Montreal Protocol, banned the CFC from 2010 as the substance destroys the protective ozone in the atmosphere. In May of this year, a research team showed that the CFC-11 content in the air had only dropped by half since 2012, indicating that it is still being produced in secret. Measurements pointed to East Asia.

Chinese business representatives have told the EIA to import CFCs from illegal factories in Inner Mongolia. Others that they themselves can produce large quantities. And traders revealed that they export CFC counterfeit as hydrofluorocarbons, mainly to the rest of Asia and the Middle East :o

emanreus Post time 2018-7-14 11:00:16

Motika Post time: 2018-7-14 07:13 static/image/common/back.gif
The EIA campaign team pretended to be customers and traders, and found that 18 factories in ten Chin ...

This is serious,
waiting for the AIA report after the July 14 meeting in Vienna.
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