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China's environment minister said he "felt guilty" and "wanted to reproach himself" as widespread air pollution has harassed people's lives, an official statement said Saturday.
Chen Jining, minister of environmental protection, made the remarks when holding a press conference late on Friday in Beijing, introducing China's efforts on air pollution prevention.
Since the beginning of last winter, heavy air pollution has happened repeatedly in many places in China, covering large area and lasting long, which disrupted production activities and harassed people's everyday lives, Chen said.
The public felt anxious about the smog problem, he said.
Detailed analysis showed emissions from automobiles have became the primary source of urban atmospheric fine particles in major cities, accounting for 31.3 percent in Beijing, 29.2 percent in Shanghai and 28 percent in Hangzhou, according to the environment minister.
Fine particles are defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as compounds that have a diameter of less than or equal to 2.5 micrometers. Substances that may form these particles come from power plants, industrial facilities, agricultural practices, motor vehicles, among others.
Chen said the ministry was evaluating 20 cities' emergency plans in dealing with heavy air pollution, hoping to improve their response ability.
The cities include Beijing, Tianjin and 18 other cities in Hebei and surrounding provinces.
Inspections had found some cities failing to take effective measures following alerts, or their measures were impracticable, Chen said.
The ministry will enhance supervision on whether local governments have practiced its precautions, according to the minister.
Chen vowed to take concrete steps and employ more stringent and effective measures to deal with outstanding environmental problems and improve environment quality.
China has been cleaning its environment and will continue to improve the response of local governments to pollution, Chen said.(News from the People's daily online)


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Post time 2017-1-8 18:27:00 |Display all floors
So, whatever happened to the local government officials that spent the 2.3 billion yuan appropriated by the Central Government on building renovations and bonuses?  Have any of those criminal asses been prosecuted beyond being scolded and having their hands slapped?  Still have their Party cards?  

The government should be giving free medical care for those directly effected by air pollution...

If China's Environment Minister feels guilty, I've got a 10000+ yuan bill for a heart attack and a week's hospital stay from December 1 he can pay if it makes him feel better.  I had to take a month off from work to recuperate... that's lost wages on top of it.  The doctors said the prolonged daily exposure to Handan's 900+ Pm 2.5 AQI contributed highly to to my heart attack.  The cardiac unit of the hospital ran out of beds while I was there.
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Post time 2017-1-9 03:43:02 |Display all floors
That is just talk... Chinese culture... and is acceptable. In reality he probably does not give a hoot, but it sounds good and is politically correct.

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1105852048 Post time: 2017-1-9 03:43
That is just talk... Chinese culture... and is acceptable. In reality he probably does not give a ho ...

He is probably out of the country, in Canada or Australia, any country that does not have polluted air.

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BlondeAmber Post time: 2017-1-9 05:56
He is probably out of the country, in Canada or Australia, any country that does not have polluted ...

hehe... for sure. They just use words they believe people would like to hear.

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1105852048 Post time: 2017-1-9 03:43
That is just talk... Chinese culture... and is acceptable. In reality he probably does not give a ho ...

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BlondeAmber Post time: 2017-1-9 05:56
He is probably out of the country, in Canada or Australia, any country that does not have polluted ...

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