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2017

2016

December

On Dec. 2, a teleconference was held in Beijing on canvassing and treating informal garbage dumps. MEP Minister Chen Jining and MHURD Minister Chen Zhenggao delivered remarks at the conference.

November

On Nov. 1, Minister Chen Jining chaired a thematic meeting to analyze and estimate the recent heavy air pollution trends and make deployments for the next stage.

October

On Oct. 9, the inauguration ceremony of the MEP Party School & the opening session of the training seminar for director-level cadres in the 2016 autumn semester were held in Beijing. Secretary of the Ministry’s Leading Party Group and Minister Chen Jining addressed the inauguration ceremony.

September

On Sept. 1, the national symposium among the heads of the general offices of national environmental protection branches was held in Beijing. Vice Minister Li Ganjie spoke at the symposium.

August

On Aug. 28, Vice Minister Li Ganjie met in Beijing with Ramzi Jammal, Executive Vice President of Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC). The two sides exchanged views on bilateral cooperation on nuclear safety and other issues of common concern, and signed a memorandum of understanding on nuclear safety cooperation.

July

On Jul.4, MEP held a work meeting in Lhasa, capital city of Tibet Autonomous Region on partner assistance of national environmental protection branches to Tibet in the 13th Five-Year Plan period. Minister Chen Jining, and Losang Jamcan, Chairman of the regional government delivered remarks at the meeting, which was chaired by Vice Minister Li Ganjie

June

On Jun. 3, the first plenary session of the environmental enforcement inspection team under the Standing Committee of the NPC was held in the Great Hall of the People. Vice Chairmen of the Standing Committee Chen Changzhi, Shen Yueyue, and Zhang Ping attended the session. Minister Chen Jining delivered a report on the enforcement of the environment protection law.

May

On May 4, Vice Minister Zhao Yingmin met in Beijing with Alain Noudehou, UN Resident Coordinator & UNDP Resident Representative in China. The two sides exchanged views on environmental issues of common concern.

April

Between Apr. 7 and 8, Minister Chen Jining went to Weichang County and Longhua County of Chengde Municipality in Hebei Province to launch investigations on fixed-point poverty alleviation, and organized a ministerial symposium on this effort. Deputy Governor of Hebei Province Zhang Jiehui accompanied Chen in his investigations.

March

On March 1, MEP Minister Chen Jining met with Mr. Eric Heitz, co-founder and CEO of Energy Foundation in Beijing. They exchanged their views on the cooperation in the field of environmental protection.

February

On Feb. 1, MEP held a gathering for celebrating the 2016 Spring Festival & a commendation meeting to award the advanced collectives and individuals in 2015. Secretary of the Leading Party Group and Minister Chen Jining extended congratulations on the upcoming New Spring.

January

On Jan. 4, MEP organized a symposium among local EPBs on the train of thought in environmental protection during the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-2020) and the year 2016. Vice Minister Li Ganjie chaired and spoke at the symposium.

2015

December

On Dec. 6, Minister Chen Jining chaired a meeting to analyze the causes and effects of the upcoming haze spell, work on and make plans for the emergency response, and discuss the establishment of a long-term mechanism on cooperative emergency responses to heavy pollution weather events in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region and surrounding area.

November

On Nov. 3, Secretary of the Leading Party Group and Minister Chen Jining chaired an enlarged meeting of the central team of the Leading Party Group, to learn and implement the Code of the Communist Party of China on Honesty and Self-discipline, Regulations of the Communist Party of China on Disciplinary Punishments, as well as the guidelines of the remarks of Comrade Wang Qishan.

October

On Oct. 12, Minister Chen Jining met with Karmenu Vella, EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, in Beijing, and the two exchanged views on issues of common concern in the field of environmental protection.

September

On Sept. 8, Minister Chen Jining went on an inspection tour to Sino-Japan Friendship Center for Environmental Protection and heard their work report. He Jie, a Leading Party Member and Director General of Department of Human Resources Management and Institutional Affairs, accompanied Chen in the tour.

August

On Aug. 16, Minister Chen Jining rushed to the scene of the “8•12” blast in Binhai New District, Tianjin, heard a report on the progress of handling the accident, checked the environmental emergency response efforts, and expressed regards to the officials, staff, experts, and technicians at the frontline.

July

On Jul. 2, Minister Chen Jining chaired the ministerial executive meeting, which considered and adopted in principle the “Measures for Public Participation in Environmental Protection” (draft).

June

Between Jun. 1 and 5, the Special Envoy of Chinese President Xi Jinping and MEP Minister Chen Jining presented at the inauguration ceremony of Sudanese President Omer Hassan al-Bashir and met with President Bashir, Sudanese Minister of Environment, Forestry, and Physical Development Hassan Hilal, and President of the University of Khartoum Prof. Soliman.

May

On May 5, Minister Chen Jining met in Beijing with Helen Clark, UN Deputy Secretary General and UNDP Administrator. The two sides exchanged views in the environment field.

April

On April 3, MEP held a promotion meeting on rectification of problems involved in water body pollution control program & anti-corruption. The top executive leader, director of the program management office, MEP Vice Minister Wu Xiaoqing attended the meeting and made remarks.

March

On March 1, MEP Minister Chen Jining chaired a meeting for media in Beijing, listening to the opinions and suggestions of news media on current environmental situation, environmental publicity and how to strengthen cooperation between media and environmental departments.

February

On Feb. 4-6, China Environment News--The 4th meeting of China-Kazakhstan Environmental Cooperation Committee opened in Astana, the Republic of Kazakhstan. Chinese Chairperson, MEP Vice Minister Li Ganjie and Kazakh Chairperson, Vice Minister for Energy, Ахсамбиев, led their delegations to the meeting respectively.

January

On Jan. 8, MEP issued Notice on Matters Relating Radiation Safety Management of Radioactive Drugs.

2014

December

On Dec. 1, the 2014 Annual General Meeting of China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED) opened in Beijing. Member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of CPC Central Committee, Vice Premier of the State Council and Chairperson of CCICED Zhang Gaoli attended the opening ceremony and gave a keynote speech.

November

On Nov. 15, MEP Minister Zhou Shengxian met with Yoon Seongkyu, the Minister of Environment of the Republic of Korea in Beijing and exchanged views with him on environmental cooperation.

October

On Oct. 8, MEP Vice Minister Zhai Qing met with Eric S. Musser, Global Executive Vice President of Corning Incorporated in Beijing and exchanged views with him on bilateral cooperation in the field of environmental protection.

September

On Sep.1, MEP Minister Zhou Shengxian met with a delegation led by Say Sam Al, Cambodian Environment Minister in Beijing and exchanged views with them on bilateral cooperation in the field of environmental protection.

June

On June 4, the State Council Information Office held a news conference in Beijing and released 2013 Report on the State of the Environment in China. MEP Vice Minister Li Ganjie attended the conference and answered the questions of Chinese and international journalists.

May

On May 7, MEP Party Committee Secretary, Minister Zhou Shengxian chaired a special report meeting on studying and implementing Environmental Protection Law.

April

On April 3, the 2014 National Work Meeting on Environmental Monitoring was held in Shanghai. MEP Vice Minister Wu Xiaoqing attended the meeting and made remarks.

March

On Mar. 3, the second meeting of the leading group for drafting the law on protection of soil environment was held in Beijing. MEP Vice Minister Li Ganjie chaired the meeting and made remarks.

February

On Feb. 7, MEP approved Stationary source emission -Determination of benzene soluble particulate matter - Soxhlet extraction gravimetric method and three other standards as national standards for environmental protection, which will be put into effect as of April 15, 2014.

January

On Jan. 26, MEP held 2014 Spring Festival Celebration and Recognition Ceremony. MEP Minister Zhou Shengxian attended the meeting and gave a New Year address.

2013

December

On Dec. 2, MEP Vice Minister, head of National Nuclear Safety Administration (NNSA) Li Ganjie met with Mr. Remy Autebert, Senior Vice Executive President of French Areva Group in Beijing and exchanged views with him on issues of common concern.

November

On Nov. 4, MEP issued Opinions on Strengthening Cooperation between Environmental Departments and Public Security Departments for Law Enforcement.

October

From Oct. 9-12, the UNEP held the Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Minamata Convention on Mercury in Kumamoto City, Japan. MEP Chief Engineer Wan Bentai headed the Chinese delegation attended the conference.

August

On Aug. 1, the 2013 Annual Meeting of Chinese Society for Environmental Sciences (CSES) opened in Kunming City. MEP Vice Minister Wu Xiaoqing attended the meeting and delivered an important speech.

June

On June 3, MEP approved five standards as national standards on environmental protection including Ambient air and stationary source emissions — Determination of gas and particle-phase polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons with gas chromatography/mass spectrometry which will be put into effect as of Sep. 1, 2013.

May

On May 3, the application and selection of the Eighth China Baosteel Environment Award kicked off in Beijing. Zhou Jian, MEP Vice Minister read out the announcement on behalf of the organizing committee.

March

On March 15, a press conference was held during the first Session of the 12th National People’s Congress. MEP Vice Minister Wu Xiaoqing answered reporters’ questions on “environmental protection and building ecological civilization”.

February

On Feb. 1, MEP Vice Minister Wu Xiaoqing went to Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences, visiting academicians of environmental system in Beijing and holding a symposium.

January

On Jan. 8, MEP Minister Zhou Shengxian chaired the ministerial executive meeting, which deliberated and adopted the 12th Five-year Plan on Controlling Environmental Risks of Chemicals, list of designated companies for processing and using imported waste hardware, electric appliances, waste cables and wires and used electric engines.

2012

December

On Dec. 1, the Second Annual Meeting the China Ecological Civilization Research and Promotion Association (CECRPA) was held in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province.

November

On November 2, China—ASEAN Environmental Protection Cooperation Center and China Yixing Environmental Protection Science & Technology Park signed the strategic cooperation agreement in Beijing.

October

On October 8, Ministry of Environmental Protection, NDRC, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and Ministry of Health jointly printed out and distributed the "12th Five-Year Plan for Prevention and Control of Hazardous Waste".

September

On September 3, MEP issued Circular on Examination and Approval of Dismantling and Disposal of Abandoned Electronic Appliances and Products.

August

On August 1, MEP printed and distributed Circular on Removing Five Environmental Violation Cases including that of Hebei Dapeng Medical Chemical Company from the Supervision Blacklist.

July

On July 2, MEP announced the changes to the certificates of holders certified for environmental impact assessment of construction projects (4th batch in 2012).

June

On June 4, MEP printed and distributed the Circular on the Pilot Analysis of Environmental and Economic Trends.

May

On May 4, the 14th Tripartite Environment Ministers Meeting among China, Japan and Korea (TEMM) was held in Beijing. MEP Minister Zhou Shengxian, Japanese Environment Minister Goshi Hosono and Korean Environment Minister Yoo Young-sook led their delegation to the meeting.

April

On April 12, MEP released the list of major pollution reduction projects in the year 2012, as required by the Target Responsibility Document on Reduction of the Total Load of Major Pollutants in the "12th Five-Year Plan" Period.

March

On March 1, MEP issued the Circular on Doing a Good Job in the Quantitative Assessment System of Integrated Improvement of Urban Environment in 2012.

February

On February 1, MEP Minister Zhou Shengxian chaired a MEP executive meeting. The meeting reviewed and approved in principle the National 12th Five-Year Plan for Prevention and control of POP Pollution of Major Industries.

January

On January 4, Ministry of Environmental Protection granted the title of National Model Cities on Environmental Protection to Langfang City and Zhenjiang City again after they met the qualifications.

2011

December

On December 5, Ministry of Environmental Protection approved Environment Noise Standard for Construction Sites as a national standard for pollutant discharge, which shall go into effect as of July 1, 2012.

November

On November 1, MEP printed out and distributed the "12th Five-Year National Plan for Development of Environmental Protection Regulations and Environment Economic Policies".

October

On October 8, MEP printed and distributed the Guidelines for the On-the-spot Environmental Supervision on Lead-acid battery Industries (on trial), for the purpose of setting standards for the on-the-spot environmental supervision on the lead-acid battery producers and installers.

September

On September 6, MEP Vice Minister Li Ganjie met with visiting the visiting delegation of Conservation International China headed by CEO Peter A. Seligmann in Beijing.

August

On August 2, Vice Minister Li Ganjie met in Beijing with a delegation led by Kenji Kitahashi, mayor of Kitakyushu, Japan. The two sides exchanged views on cooperation matters in a wider scope.

July

On July 1, the national videoconference on the verification and accounting of the reduced total amount of pollutants in the first six months of the year was held in Beijing.

June

On June 3, MEP announced the 2010 Assessment Results of the Thematic Plans for Prevention and Control of Water Pollution in Key River Basins.

May

On May 3, MEP released emission standard for small spark ignition engines of non-road mobile machinery.

April

On April 7, the 2011 national working meeting on environmental publicity and education was held in Beijing. MEP Vice Minister Pan Yue spoke at the meeting.

March

On March 2,MEP Vice Minister Zhou Jian attended the Meeting on Capacity Building in Environmental Protection Supervision in Provinces in Southwest China and gave a speech.

February

on Feb.1,MEP Minister Zhou Shengxian greeted all officials and workers working in MEP headquarters one day before the Spring Festive holiday.

January

On January 5, MEP made public the nature reserves applied to be upgraded to national nature reserves as well as national nation reserves to be redrawn their boundaries, in order to seek public opinions.

2010

December

On December 1, MEP began to solicit opinions on Technical Specifications for Aluminum Reduction Waste Gas Treatment (exposure draft).

November

On November 1, MEP Minister Zhou Shengxian met in Beijing with a delegation headed by Henry Djombo, Congolese Minister for Sustainable Development, Forestry Economy and Environment.

September

On September 1, MEP made public the exemption volume of CFCs used for pharmaceutical inhalable aerosol.

August

On August 2, MEP issued a notice on several environmental emergencies occurred during the flood season.

July

On July 1, MEP issued a bulletin on the approval of entities qualified for environmental impact assessment for construction projects (the 5th group in 2010).

June

On June 1, China-Norway Workshop on Environmental Protection on the sidelines of Shanghai World Expo was held in Norwegian Pavilion. MEP Chief Engineer for Nuclear Safety Lu Xinyuan and Norwegian Vice Minister for Environment Heidi Sorensen addressed at the opening ceremony.

May

On May 4, MEP Minister Zhou Shengxian met in Beijing with a delegation headed by Nikolaus Berlakovich, Austrian Federal Minister for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management.

April

On Apr. 2, the fifth inter-ministerial meeting on protection of biological resources was held in Beijing. Deputy Secretary-General of the State Council, Zhang Yong, attended the meeting and MEP Minister Zhou Shengxian chaired the meeting.

March

On March 1, the seventh China-Thailand Friendship Workshop, which was sponsored by MEP and the Office of Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Kingdom of Thailand, opened in Bangkok, Thailand. The theme was rural clean development.

February

On February 1, MEP endorsed three national environmental protection standards including Cleaner production standard-Copper smelting industry, which would go into effect as of May 1, 2010.

January

On January 4, MEP endorsed one of the national environmental protection standards, Technical specifications of pollution control for processing waste electrical and electronic equipment, which would go into effect as of April 1, 2010.

2009

December

On December 1, MEP endorsed one of the national environmental protection standards, Technical Specifications for On-board Diagnostic System of Light Duty Vehicles, which would go into effect as of February 1, 2010.

November

On November 1, Ministry of Environmental Protection started to use the new layout of its website (www.mep.gov.cn).

October

On Oct. 12, MEP held a preparatory meeting on the development of environmental plan for the twelfth Five-Year Plan period. MEP Vice Minister Zhou Jian addressed the meeting.

September

On Sep. 1, MEP and Ministry of Supervision, Central Commission for Discipline Inspection jointly held 2009 report meeting on law enforcement on EIA approval in Beijing. Fu Wenjuan, leader of Discipline Inspection Group of Central Commission for Discipline Inspection in MEP and Fu Kui, Director of Law Enforcement Division, Ministry of Supervision attended the meeting and made remarks.

August

On Aug. 3, MEP announced organizations approved in 2009 to process and utilize at designated sites imported waste hardware, electric appliances, electric wires and cables and electric machines.

July

On July 2, MEP approved Technological Requirement on Data Collection and Transmission Equipment for Automatic Online Monitoring System of Pollution Sources as national environmental standard, which will take effect as of Oct. 1, 2009.

June

On June 1, MEP, Publicity Department, CCCPC and Ministry of Education jointly issued Opinions on Better Promoting Environmental Protection and Education under the New Circumstances in order to do a good job in the area.

May

On May 14, MEP issued Assessment Report on Management of National Nature Reserves to strengthen management of nature reserves of national level.

April

On Apr. 1, MEP Vice Minister Zhou Jian met with a delegation led by Edward Yau, Secretary for the Environment, Environment Bureau of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, in Beijing. They exchanged views on environmental issues of common concern.

March

On March 2, national tele-conference improving the Party's style of work and upholding integrety in all environmental protection institutions was held in Beijing. Mr. Zhou Shengxian, the Secretary of the Leading Party Members Group and Minister of MEP attended and addressed the meeting.

February

On February 4, the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) ratified six standards as national environmental protection standards including the Technical Guidelines over the Compilation of the Technical Requirement for Environmental Labeling Products, and these six standards shall be put into force from May 1 of 2009.

January

On Jan. 5, the 25th anniversary of China Environment News was held in Beijing where top 10 pieces of news on domestic and international environmental affairs in 2008 were released. MEP Vice Minster Pan Yue attended the celebration and made remarks.

2008

December

From Dec. 1 to Dec. 2, the 10th Tripartite Environment Ministers Meeting among China, Japan and Korea was held in Jeju Island, Korea. The Environment Minister of China, Zhou Shengxian, Korean Environment Minister Lee Maanee and Japan’s Environment Minister Tetsuo SAITO attended the meeting.

November

On November 3, MEP Minister Zhou Shengxian met with the visiting Finish delegation lead by Finish Environment Minister Ms. Lehotomaki in Beijing. The two sides exchanged their views on the cooperation in the field of environmental protection.

October

On Oct. 6, the second DuPont Cup Photography Exhibition on Environmental Protection opened at the Centennial Auditorium of Peking University. MEP Vice Minister Pan Yue attended the opening ceremony.

September

On Sep. 2, MEP Vice Minister Li Ganjie met with a delegation led by Mr. David Bohigian, Assistant Secretary of the US Department of Commerce in Beijing. Both sides exchanged views on further cooperation in tapping the market of environmental protection industry.

August

On Aug. 5, the inauguration ceremony of Beijing Environment Exchange was held in Beijing. Vice Chair of CPPCC, Zhang Meiying, Vice Minister of MEP Li Ganjie and Vice Mayor of Beijing Ji Lin unveiled the plate.

July

On July 1, MEP issued the Circular on Further Strengthen the Examination of Clean Production of Key Enterprises in order to further play the important role of clean production in emission reduction and enhance the examination of clean production of key enterprises.

June

On June 3, MEP Vice Minister Pan Yue met in Beijing with Lester R. Brown, the world renowned environmentalist and president of U.S. Earth Policy Institute (EPI). Both sides exchanged views on environmental protection and economic development pattern, energy and grain security, and climate change.

May

On May 3, MEP named Mentougou Dist. of Beijing and other 68 areas as National Eco Demonstration Districts.

April

On Apr. 1, MEP Vice Minister Zhou Jian met with GEF Chair and CEO Ms. Monique Barbut and the delegation she led in Beijing. Both sides exchanged views on boosting cooperation in environmental protection.

March

From Mar. 6 to Mar. 7, the 2008 International Workshop on Biodiversity and Climate Change was held in Beijing. Vice Minister of Ministry of Environmental Protection Wu Xiaoqing attended the meeting and made remarks.

February

On February 1, the 4th plenary meeting of the Coordinating Group for Guaranteeing Air Quality for 2008 Beijing Olympic Games was held in Beijing.

January

On Jan. 3, SEPA printed and issued National Eleventh Five-Year Plan on Prevention and Control of Acid Rain and SO2 Pollution.

2007

December

On December 1, SEPA Minister Zhou Shengxian met in Beijing with his Japanese Counterpart KAMOSHITA Ichiro. Both sides exchanged views on bilateral environmental cooperation.

November

On November 1, SEPA Minister Zhou Shengxian met with Mrs. Margaret Chan (Chan Fung Fu-chun), Director General of the World Health Organization in Beijing. Both sides held discussions on the environmental and health issues of common concern.

October

On October 8, SEPA Minister Zhou Shengxian signed No.41 Order, releasing the Decision on Abolishing and Revising Some Rules and Regulatory Documents, which become effect as of the date of release.

September

On Sep. 7, the 6th Environmental Ministerial Meeting among ASEAN-China, Japan and Korea was held in Bangkok, Thailand. SEPA Vice Minister Zhou Jian led a delegation to the meeting on invitation of the Thai Minister for Natural Resources and Environment and ASEAN Secretariat.

August

On Aug. 1, SEPA released Cleaner Production Standard--Manganese Electrolytic Industry and four other standards for environmental protection.

July

On July 3 SEPA Minister Zhou Shengxian met with a senior delegation from Party of European Socialists led by the Party President Rasmussen in Beijing. They exchanged views on issues concerning climate change, energy and pollution control.

June

On June 1, Geermu-Lhasa section of Qinghai-Tibet Railway passed environmental checks organized by SEPA and related departments.

May

On May 10, a work meeting for water pollution prevention and control at Songhua River basin was held in Changchun, Jilin Province as approved by the State Council. SEPA Minister Zhou Shengxian attended the meeting and conveyed the important instructions of the Central Committee and State Council leadership on water pollution control at Songhua River and made arrangement for specific tasks.

April

On Apr. 2, SEPA Minister Zhou Shengxian met with Hau Sing Tse, Vice President of Canadian International Development Agency.

March

On Mar. 10, SPEA approved seven national industrial standards for environmental protection including Water quality—Determination of mercury—Cold Atomic Fluorescent Pectrophotometry (tentative).

February

On Feb. 1, The Initiative to Protect Colorful Yunnan was launched in Kunming. Yunnan Provincial Governor Qin Guangrong, SEPA Vice Minister Li Ganjie and over 2600 people from related departments and social sectors took part in the launching ceremony.

January

On Jan. 5, State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA), Publicity Department, CCCPC and Ministry of Education jointly issued Instructions on Strengthening Publicity of Environmental Protection during the Eleventh Five-year Period.

2006

2005

November

On Nov 1, the Spot Meeting for Pollution Control of Eastern Line of the South-North Water Diversion Project by the State Council was convened in Jining of Shandong Province. Vice Premier Zeng Peiyan attended and addressed the meeting.

October

On Oct 8-9, "The 2005 International Forum for Coastal Cities" was held in Xiamen and "Xiamen Declaration" was signed. Vice Minister Zhu Guangyao of SEPA presented and addressed the meeting.

September

On Sept 1, the demonstration meeting for "Guideline for Ecological Province Construction" was held in the Great Hall of the People of Beijing. Minister Xie Zhenhua of SEPA, Mr. Guo Gengmao, Executive Vice Governor and Mr. Liu Baoquan, Vice Governor of Hebei Province presented the meeting.

August

On Aug 1, SEPA to conduct selection activity on national environmental-friendly engineerings and release selection rules to public[Reference No.89 (2005)].

July

On Jul 1, Premier Wen Jiabao met Mr. Thaksin Shinawatra, Prime Minister of Thailand at the People's Great Hall. After the meeting, Minister Xie Zhenhua of SEPA and Mr. Yongyut Tiyapairat, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of Thailand signed "Memorandum of Understanding on Environmental Protection" between two countries.

May

On May 8, SEPA issued the circular to publicize "Technical Requirement and Inspection Method for Auto Rainfall-sampler" and "Technical Requirement and Inspection Method for Auto Rainfall-monitoring Instrument"[Announcement No.17 in 2005].

March

On March 2, SEPA approved Hangzhou High-tech Industrial Development Park (Binzhou) and Guangzhou Development Park Being the State Demo-zone for ISO14000 [Correspondence No. 70 and No. 71(2005)]

February

On Feb 1, SEPA printed and distributed the circular to promulgate "Technical Requirements for Inspection Units to Inspect Pollutants Discharge from Motor Vehicles in Use" [Reference No. 15(2005)].

January

On Jan 5, SEPA issued the circular to ban the use of seals crowned with "National Environmental Protection Bureau"[No. 4 (2005) by the General Office].

2004

December

On Dec 3, the ceremony of donation to the Aid-Tibet Fund by the Nationwide Environmental Protection sectors held in Beijing. Vice minister, Pan Yue of SEPA (State Environmental Protection Administration) contributed 6.25 million RMB on behalf of cadres of environmental protection sectors.

November

On Nov 2, Minister Xie Zhenhua of SEPA met the delegation led by Mr.Jurgen Trittin, Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety in Germany.

October

On Oct 11, Wenzhou Economic and Technological Development Zone was approved to be the National Demo-Zone for ISO14000 by SEPA [Correspondence No.348 (2004)].

September

On Sept 1, the Forum on Framework for Calculating Resources, Environment and Economy in China conducted jointly by SEPA and State Statistics Bureau in Beijing.

July

On July 1, the Forum on Implementaion of Action to Protect Mother River for Five Years was held in Beijing.

June

On Jun 1, SEPA issued the circular to strengthen pollution prevention and control in the relocation of enterprises [No. 47 (2004) by the General Office].

May

On May 9-10, an On-site Meeting in Key River Basins was held in Wuxi, Jiangsu to promote water pollution prevention and control and supervise and urge realization of goals of water pollution prevention and control in the Tenth Five Year plan.

April

On Apr 1-2, "Sino-Swedish Environmental Forum on Urban Environmental Management and Sustainable Development" co-organized by SEPA and Ministry of Environment of Sweden was held in Guangzhou.

March

On March 1, "The Law of the People's Republic of China on Radioactive Pollution Prevention and Control" and "Proposal on 'Circular on Responsibilities of Security Supervision and Managment Sections on Radioactive Source'" issued by Institution and Establishment Office, CCCPC were printed and distributed by SEPA [Reference No. 34 (2004)].

February

On Feb 3, SEPA issued the urgent circular on strengthening supervision and management on breeding environment of livestock and fowl and taking strict precautions against the spread of Bird Flu virus [Reference No.18 (2004)].

January

On Jan 6-8, the National Supervision and Management Conference on Nuclear and Radiation Safety was held in Beijing, which summarized achievements and experience on this field and analyzed new situtations and tasks it will face.

2003

2002

December

On Dec 6, "Song for life--China Environment Caution Education Photography Exhibition" jointly hosted by 14 Minitries, Commissions and Administrations such as Environment and Resource Committee of NPC, the Department of Publicity of the CCCPC, State Environmental Protection Administration of China and etc. was opened at the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution in Beijing.

November

On Nov 2, the Third Working Conference on National Environmental Policy and Legal System was held in Beijing.

October

On Oct 8, "Sino-Japn Environmental Cooperation Week" sponsored by SEPA and Foreign Affairs Ministry and Environment Ministry of Japan inaugurated for the 30th anniversary celebration of diplomatic relationships establishment and promotion of environmental cooperation between China and Japan.

September

On Sept 3, Premier Zhu Rongji declared that China had endorsed "Kyoto Protocol of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change" on the World Summit on Sustainable Development held in Johannesburg.

August

On Aug 9-11, the National Work Meeting on Environmental Management of Construction Projects was held in Rizhao, Shangdong Province.

July

On July 3, the First New Century Provincial Environmental Protection Conference was held in Fujian Province.

June

On June 1, opening ceremony of "Photograph Exhibition for A True Story of Crane Girl" was held to memorate Miss Xu Xiujuan, the first martyr in environmental protection system in the Academy of Chinese Painting.

May

On May 9, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Shanghai's Tongji University today announced the establishment of the UNEP-Tongji Institute for Environment and Sustainable Development.

April

On April 3-4, the National Working Conference on Radioactive Environment Protection deployed radioactive environment protection tasks in 2002 and during the "Tenth Five-year Plan" in Beijing.

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