On July 1-4, Ms Massoumeh Ebtekar, vice president of Iran and president of environmental organization made a visit to China on invitation. On July 1, vice premier Zeng Peiyan of the State Council met Ms Massoumeh Ebtekar in Beijing. Vice Minister Zhu Guangyao of SEPA and Ms Massoumeh Ebtekar exchanged views on environmental protection and sustainable development and signed "Memorandum of Understanding on Environmental Cooperation between the People's Republic of China and the Islamic Republic of Iran".
On July 1, the Forum on Implementaion of Action to Protect Mother River for Five Years was held in Beijing.
On July 3, "Specific Scope in Drafting the Environmental Impact Statement Program (on trial)" and "Specific Scope in Drafting Environmental Impact Writings and Illustrations (on trial)" was issued by SEPA [Reference No. 98 (2004)].
On July 6, Zhu Guangyao, vice minister of SEPA met Dr. Muhammad Al-Sarawi, General Director of Environmental Public Authority of Kuwait. They introduced the current status on environmental protection in each country and discussed priority fields of cooperation in the future and then signed the Intent of Cooperation.
On July 6, Wang Yuqing, vice minister of SEPA met the delegation led by Mr. Oltean Ioan, Chairperson of Committee for Public Administration Territorial Planning and Ecological Balance, Chamber of Deputies of Romania in Beijing.
On July 11, the First National Song Contest for Public Benefit and Environmental Protection was initiated, which was sponsored by SEPA and SARFT and undertaken by China Environmental Culture Promotion Association and held every two years.
On July 12, "Acoustics Design and Measurement for Acoustic Barrier" was issued by SEPA, which will take effect on Oct 1, 2004 [Reference No. 102(2004)].
On July 13, the First Joint Meeting on Environmental Protection Cooperation in Fanzhu Triangle Region was held in Guangzhou. The persons in charge of environmental protection sectors in 9 provinces and 2 districts co-examined and signed "Agreement on Environmental Protection Cooperation in Fanzhou Triangle Region".
On July 13, SEPA convened the press conference and vice minister Wang Jirong released "Annual Report on Environmental Management and Comprehensive Improvement of Key Cities for Environmental Protection in 2003".
On July 15, the spot meeting on Environmental Construction of Army Barracks was held in Beijing.
On July 17-27, Zhu Guangyao, vice minister of SEPA visted Germany and Russia on invitation to discuss extensive Sino-Germany cooperation in the field of environmental protection and Sino-Russia cooperation on Ecological Conservation and environmental protection of boundary river.
On July 26, the awarding ceremony of "2004 Bayer Youth Environmental Prize" was held in Beijing. 10 journalists won the "2004 Bayer Youth Environmental Journalists Prize" and 15 college students were conferred the title of "2004 Bayer Youth Environmental Envoy".
On July 29, "China Green School International Seminar" was held in Taizhou, Zhejiang Province.
On July 29, the awarding ceremony of "International Cooperation Prize on Environmental Protection" was held in Beijing. Mr. Zhu Fengxian, Counsellor of Korean Embassy in China won the prize.
On July 29-30, Sum-up Meeting of Pilot Units on Eco-industry Circular Economy was held in Tianjin by SEPA.
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