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Calendar in Sept. 2012

On August 31, MEP Vice Minister Wu Xiaoqing attended the opening ceremony of Shandong High-level Forum on Building Ecological Province & the 5th International Expo on Green Industry. Wu also made a speech on the forum.
On September 3, MEP issued Circular on Examination and Approval of Dismantling and Disposal of Abandoned Electronic Appliances and Products.
On September 5, MEP Vice Minister Li Ganjie met with Irish Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Phil Hogan in Beijing. They exchanged views on environmental protection and related topics.
From September 5 to September 8, Director General of Department of Human Resources Management and Institutional Arrangement, also member of the Ministry's leading party members'group, He Jie led a supervision team to Yunnan Province as part of the national inspection on environmental safety.
On Sep. 7, MEP Minister Zhou Shengxian chaired a ministers meeting in the wake of the earthquake that hit Yiliang County, Zhaotong Prefecture of Yunnan Province. They meeting made arrangement on environmental emergency response and sent a team to the disaster area to deal with emergencies.
On the same day, MEP held a national coordination meeting in Harbin City on Key Environmental Cases Brought up by Letters and Visits (for Beijing rim and North China region). MEP Vice Minister Zhou Jian attended the meeting and made remarks.
From September 9 to September 11, the First Environmental Symposium of Northeast China was held in Dalian City. MEP Vice Minister Zhang Lijun attended the symposium and made remarks.
On September 10, MEP and Sichuan Provincial People's Government signed a Cooperation Agreement on Further Enhancing Environmental Protection of Sichuan Province in Chengdu City. MEP Minister Zhou Shengxian and Secretary of Sichuan Provincial Party Committee Liu Qibao made remarks. During the signing ceremony chaired by Vice Governor Chen Wenhua, Zhou Shengxian and Provincial Governor Jiang Jufeng signed the agreement. Other officials attending the ceremony included Deputy Secretary of Sichuan Provincial Party Committee Li Chuncheng, Standing Member of the Party Committee and Secretary General of the Party Committee Chen Guangzhi and Secretary General of Sichuan Provincial Government Yu Wei. Before the signing ceremony, Zhou Shengxian gave a report on environmental situation for the central team of Party Committee of Sichuan Province.
On the same day, the Symposium on Environmental Supervision of Northeast China was held in Dalian City. MEP Vice Minister Zhang Lijun attended the symposium and made remarks.
On the same day, the Northeast Center for Environmental Supervision, MEP signed a cooperation agreement with EPBs of the three provinces in Northeast China on water pollution control of key river basins in the 12th Five-Year Plan period in Dalian City. MEP Vice Minister Zhang Lijun and Vice Governor of Liaoning Province Tan Zuojun attended the signing ceremony.
On the same day, MEP issued Circular of Ministry of Environmental Protection and Ministry of Education on Establishing Environmental Education Bases for Middle School and Primary School Students.
On September 11, MEP (NNSA) held an emergency exercise on coping with serious nuclear accidents in Beijing. MEP Vice Minister, also Administrator of NNSA served as commander in chief of the exercise.
On September 13, the 2012 Expert Appraisal Meeting on Environmental Science Award was held in Beijing. MEP Vice Minister, Director of the Appraisal Committee attended the meeting and made remarks.
On the same day, the International Forum on Biodiversity and Green Development was held in Beijing. Secretary General of China National Committee on Biodiversity Protection, also MEP Vice Minister Li Ganjie attended the forum and made remarks.
From September 13 to September 14, MEP Vice Minister Zhang Lijun led the national supervision team to Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region for national supervision on environmental safety.
On the same day, Director General of MEP Department of Human Resources Management and Institutional Arrangement, also member of the Ministry's leading party members'group, He Jie led a supervision team to Guizhou Province as part of the national inspection on environmental safety.
On September 16, MEP held a launching ceremony of Mending the Sky by Chinese Youth in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer and the 18th International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer in Beijing. MEP Vice Minister Zhang Lijun attended the activity and made remarks.
On September 17, MEP Minister Zhou Shengxian met with Secretary of Party Committee and Director of the People's Congress of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region Zhang Yi. Chairman of the autonomous region government Wang Zhengwei, Deputy Secretary and Secretary General of the regional Party Committee, Cui Bo and Executive Vice Chairman Qi Tongsheng were also present.
On the same day, MEP Minister Zhou Shengxian attended the report meeting on socioeconomic development and environmental protection of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region and made remarks. Chairman of the autonomous region government Wang Zhengwei also attended the meeting. Executive Vice Chair of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region Qi Tongsheng gave the report. Principals of the regional authorities and officials of local EPBs attended the meeting.
On the same day, MEP held a lecture on technology and application of internet of things in Beijing. Former Vice President of Chinese Academy of Engineering, Academician Wu Hequan was invited to give the lecture. Head of the Discipline Inspection Group, Permanent Office of Discipline Inspection of Central Commission for Discipline Inspection in MEP participated in the meeting. MEP Vice Minister Li Ganjie chaired the lecture.
From September 17 to September 18, China—ASEAN Environmental Cooperation Forum was held in Beijing. MEP Vice Minister Li Ganjie attended the forum and made remarks.
From September 17 to September 20, MEP Chief Engineer on Nuclear Safety Xu Qinghua led the national supervision team to Hebei Province as part of national inspection on environmental safety.
On September 18, MEP Minister Zhou Shengxian, accompanied by Executive Chairman of the Government of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, Qi Tongsheng, inspected Shizuishan City on the development of ecological towns, protection of wetlands, urban construction and pollution control of local companies. They also visited CNMC Ningxia Orient Group CO., Ltd. and checked prevention and control of pollution from smelting and processing of rare metals. During the visit, Zhou met with He Jilin, Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering.
On the same day, China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED) held an Inception Meeting of CCICED Task Force on China's Environmental Protection and Social Development in Beijing. MEP Vice Minister, CCICED Secretary General Li Ganjie attended the meeting and made remarks.
On the same day, the second environmental protection meeting of Tibet Autonomous Region was held in Lhasa. Director General of MEP Department of Human Resources Management and Institutional Arrangement, also member of the Ministry's leading party members' group, He Jie attended the meeting and read out the congratulatory letter from MEP.
On the same day, MEP Chief Engineer Wan Bentai led a comprehensive inspection team to Chongqing Municipality for implementation of 2012 environmental and pollution reduction policies and supervision of environmental safety.
From September 19 to September 20, MEP Chief Engineer on Nuclear Safety Xu Qinghua led the national supervision team to Tianjin municipality as part of national inspection on environmental safety.
On September 20, the inauguration of the Subcommittee on Environmental Supervision Study of Chinese Society for Environmental Sciences was held in Beijing. MEP Vice Minister Zhang Lijun attended the meeting and made remarks. Former Chairman of Environmental Protection and Resources Conservation Committee (EPRCC), National People's Congress and President of the Board of Directors of China Environmental Protection Foundation Qu Geping was present and sent a message of congratulations. President of Chinese Society for Environmental Sciences Wang Yuqing attended the ceremony and gave a speech.
On the same day, the on-the-spot meeting on the budgetary management of the total pollutant load of major pollutants was held in Zhengzhou City. MEP Vice Minister Zhang Lijun attended the meeting and made remarks.
On September 22, CCICED held an inception meeting of the CCICED Task Force on Sustainable Consumption and Green Development in Beijing. Chinese Co-chair of the Task Force, MEP Chief Engineer on Nuclear Safety and CCICED Vice Secretary General Xu Qinghua chaired the meeting.
From September 23 to September 28, MEP Chief Engineer on Nuclear Safety and CCICED Deputy Secretary General Xu Qinghua led a delegation to the headquarters of Environment Canada and CIDA and discussed with their Canadian partner on China-Canada environmental cooperation and the work of CCICED.
On September 24, MEP and Zhejiang Provincial People's Government signed a Framework Agreement on Strategic Cooperation on Protecting Marine Environment and Promoting the Development of Marine Economy of Zhejiang Province in Hangzhou City. MEP Minister Zhou Shengxian and Zhao Hongzhu, Secretary of Zhejiang Provincial Party Committee attended the signing ceremony and made remarks. Zhou and Xia Baolong, Governor of Zhejiang Province signed the agreement. The ceremony was chaired by Vice Governor Chen Jiayuan. Standing Member and Secretary General of the Party Committee of Zhejiang Province Zhao Yide, Secretary General of Zhejiang Provincial People's Government Zhang Hongming attended the ceremony. Before the ceremony, Zhou listened to a report on environmental work of Zhejiang Province.
From September 24 to September 28, MEP Chief Engineer Wan Bentai led the national supervision team to Qinghai Province as part of national inspection on environmental safety.
On September 25, MEP Minister Zhou Shengxian, accompanied by Vice Governor of Zhejiang Provoince Chen Jiayuan, investigated Anji County, Zhejiang Province on promotion of ecological progress, contiguous environmental treatment in rural area and development of green industry.
On September 26, MEP Minister Zhou Shengxian met with visiting Environment Minister of Denmark Ms. Auken in Beijing. They had a deep discussion on environmental protection and related topics.
On September 27, Director General of MEP Department of Human Resources Management and Institutional Arrangement, also member of the Ministry's leading party members' group, He Jie led a delegation to 11th ASEAN—China, Japan and Korea Environment Ministers Meeting and the Third East Asia Environment Ministers Meeting held in Bangkok, Thailand.

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