On June 1, Geermu-Lhasa section of Qinghai-Tibet Railway passed environmental checks organized by SEPA and related departments.
On the same day, SEPA printed and released Construction Standard for National Monitoring and Inspection Departments for Radiation Environment to guide and regulate capacity building of all levels of monitoring and inspection departments across the country.
On June 4, China-French Nuclear Safety Workshop was held in Beijing. SEPA Vice Minister, also Minister for National Nuclear Safety Administration Li Ganjie attended and addressed the meeting.
On June 5, the World Environment Day, Zeng Peiyan, Vice Premier and Member of Political Bureau of CCCPC, invited some environmental experts, grassroots environmental workers, environmentalists and representatives from communities, schools and households to Zhongnanhai to give their comments and suggestions on reducing pollution and building an environmentally friendly society. SEPA Minister Zhou Shengxian and Vice Minister Zhang Lijun participated in the discussion.
On the same day, 2007 Global Eco Protection Forum--Living within One Planet--was held in Beijing. Zeng Peiyan, Vice Premier and Member of Political Bureau of CCCPC attended the forum and made a speech. Other participants included former UN Secretary General Annan, State Forestry Administrator Jia Zhibang and SEPA Vice Minister Zhou Jian.
On the same day, SEPA, Ministry of Education and All-China Women's Federation jointly organized an award ceremony to mark World Environment Day and commend individuals and organizations that have made contributions to environmental protection. SEPA Minister Zhou Shengxian, Vice Chair of All-China Women's Federation Hong Tianhui, Assistant to Minister for Education Yang Zhoufu and UNDP Asia Representative Khalid Malik presented awards to winners. SEPA Vice Minister Pan Yue hosted the meeting and announced the letter of honor.
On the same day, SEPA held a celebration to mark World Environment Day. Vice Minister Pan Yue joined representatives attending the award ceremony and EPB director forum on the celebration.
On the same day, the State Council Information Office held a news briefing where SEPA Vice Minister Zhang Lijun introduced the state of the environment of China in 2006 and the reduction of major pollutants and answered questions from reporters.
From June 7 to June 8, SEPA hosted the Third On-the-spot Meeting for Building Eco Cities (Counties) & National Work Meeting for the Protection of Nature and Ecology in Weihai, Shandong Province. SEPA Vice Minister Wu Xiaoqing and Vice Governor of Shandong Province Guo Zhaoxin attended the meeting and made a speech.
On June 8, member of SEPA's leading Party members' group Zhu Guangyao met WWF Vice President Guillermo Castilleja and the delegation he led. They exchanged their views on environmental issues both sides were concerned about.
On June 9, SEPA Minister Zhou Shengxian met Swedish Environment Minister Carlgren. They had a discussion on deepening and expanding bilateral environmental cooperation.
On the same day, the fourth Pan Pearl River Delta Forum on Regional Cooperation and Development was held in Changsha, Hunan Province. 11 administrators of the Pan Pearl River Delta region and related staff from state departments attended the forum and made a speech. SEPA Vice Minister Zhou Jian also attended the forum.
On June 10, SEPA Minister Zhou Shengxian signed a MOU with Swedish Environment Minister Carlgren on environmental cooperation. The signing ceremony was witnessed by Chinese President Hu Jintao and Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt.
On Jun. 11, Taihu Lake Water Pollution Control Meeting of the State Council was held in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province. Premier Wen Jiabao, also Member of standing committee of the political bureau, CCCPC, made an important instruction. Vice Premier Zeng Peiyan, Member of the political bureau, CCCPC attended the meeting and made remarks. The meeting was attended by related government officials such as SEPA Vice Minister Zhang Lijun, officials from NDRC, Ministry of Water Resources, Jiangsu, Shanghai and Zhejiang provincial and municipal governments.
On Jun. 13, SEPA printed and issued Notice on Prohibition of Production, Sales, Imp. & Exp. of Electric Home Appliances with Refrigerant and Blowing Agent Made from CFCs.
From June 13 to June 15, the 13th Great Mekong subregional environmental work meeting was held in Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. SEPA Vice Minister Zhou Jian and Vice Governor Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Mu Hong attended the meeting.
On June 15, SEPA and Ministry of Supervision jointly blacklisted five development districts and 9 enterprises including Hefei Economic & Technological Development District and Anhui Bayi Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
On the same day, SEPA approved Standard of Soil Quality Assessment for Exhibition Sites (Interim) as national industrial standard for environmental protection, which will take effect as of Aug. 1, 2007.
On June 19, SEPA Vice Minister Zhou Jian met with Macao's Secretary for Transports and Public Works.
From June 20 to June 22, a review meeting was held in Beijing for 2007 national nature reserves. SEPA Vice Minister, also director of the 4th judge panel for national nature reserves, Wu Xiaoqing attended and addressed the meeting.
On June 21 the 10th China International Expo for Environmental Protection was held in Beijing. Member of political bureau, CCCPC, Vice Premier Zeng Peiyan sent a letter of congratulations. Vice Chairman of CPPCC Li Meng, SEPA Minister Zhou Shengxian, Vice Minister Wu Xiaoqing and officials from related ministries attended the opening ceremony and visited the exhibition hall.
On the same day, SEPA Vice Minister Wu Xiaoqing met with a Hungarian delegation in Beijing which was led by Kálmán Kovács, State Secretary for Ministry for Environment and Water.
On June 22, the founding ceremony of Strategic Environmental Impact Assessment Expert Advisory Board of SEPA was held in Beijing. SEPA Vice Minister Pan Yue attended the meeting and made a speech.
On the same day, SEPA Vice Minister Zhou Jian met with US Vermont Governor Douglas and his delegation.
On the same day, SEPA and General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the PRC (AQSIQ) jointly issued Emission Standard of Air Pollutant for Bulk Gasoline Terminals, Emission Standard of Air Pollutant for Gasoline Transport and Emission Standard of Air Pollutant for Gasoline Filling Stations as national standard for pollution discharge, which will take effect on Aug. 1, 2007.
On June 25, SEPA issued Notice on Prohibition of Manufacturing CFCs and Notice on Prohibition of CFCs for Blowing Agent.
From June 29 to June 30, Member of Standing Committee of Political Bureau, CCCPC, Premier Wen Jiabao went to Wuxi, Jiangsu Province to investigate pollution of Taihu Lake and pollution control. A work meeting on Taihu Lake, Chaohu Lake and Dianchi Lake was held where Wen stressed that the control of the three lakes should be put as a more urgent and important issue on the agenda. SEPA Minister Zhou Shengxian and officials from Ministry of Water Resources and Ministry of Construction joined the meeting and field trip.
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