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Calendar in Nov. 2012

On November 2, China—ASEAN Environmental Protection Cooperation Center and China Yixing Environmental Protection Science & Technology Park signed the strategic cooperation agreement in Beijing. MEP Vice Minister Li Ganjie attended the ceremony.
During November 6~7, MEP Vice Minister Wu Xiaoqing went to Guangxi and Hainan to investigate the implementation if new ambient air quality standard.
On November 8, 2012 China International Exhibition on Green Innovation Technical Products was held in Guangzhou. Han Qide, Vice President of the Standing Committee of NPC, MEP Vice Minister Wu Xiaoqing and Vice Governor of Guangdong Province Zhao Yufang attended the opening ceremony. Vice Minister Wu Xiaoqing gave the keynote speech titled "Promoting going global of environmental industry and cultivating green economic growth engine" at the Conference on Green Innovation and Development.
On the same day, 2012 Meeting on Scientific and Technical Work of Institutions Affiliated to Ministry of Environmental Protection was held in Guangzhou, MEP Vice Minister Wu Xiaoqing attended the meeting and gave a speech.
During November 8~14, the 18th National Congress of CPC was held in the Great Hall of the People. Hu Jintao on behalf of the 17th CCCPC gave a report titled 'Firmly march on the path of socialism with Chinese characteristics and strive to complete the building of a moderately prosperous society in all respects'. The Congress selected new Central Committee of CPC and CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and adopted the Resolution on the Report of the 17th CCCPC, Resolution on Work Report of CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and Resolution on the Constitution of Communist Party of China (Amendment). The Report of the 18th National Congress of CPC as the first reports expounds ecological civilization and uplifts the development of ecological civilization to the same strategic importance as economic development, political development, cultural development and social development.
On November 9, MEP Vice Minister Wu Xiaoqing went to Guangdong Province to investigate the implementation of monitoring of new Ambient Air Quality Standard.
On November 12, the spokesman of the news conference of the 18th National Congress of CPC invited Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, NDRC, Ministry of Environmental Protection and Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security for a news conference to introduce the work on public welfare. Mr. Zhou Shengxian, a representative of the 18th National Congress of CPC, Secretary of the Leading Party Members Group and Minister of Ministry of Environmental Protection attended the conference and answered the questions of Chinese and international journalists.
On the same day, MEP Vice Minister Wu Xiaoqing went to Hunan Province to investigate the implementation of new Ambient Air Quality Standard.
During November 12~16, the 24th COP of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was held in Geneva, Switzerland. MEP Vice Minister Zhang Lijun heading the Chinese delegation attended the meeting. During the meeting, Vice Minister Zhang Lijun exchanged views with Ms. Doris Leuthard, Swiss Minister of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications on issues of bilateral environmental cooperation.
On November 14, the first meeting of Leading Group on Drafting of Regulations on Soil Environment Protection was held in Beijing. MEP Vice Minister Li Ganjie chaired the meeting and gave a speech.
On November 16, MEP Vice Minister Li Ganjie met with a delegation headed by Wong Kam-sing, Secretary for the Environment of the Government of Hong Kang Special Administrative Region in Beijing. The two sides exchanged their views on environmental protection issues of common concern.
On the same day, Ministry of Environmental Protection approved two national environmental protection standards including the Technical Requirement for Environmental Labeling Products─Printing Part 2: Commercial Form Printing, which shall go into effect as of February 1, 2013.
On November 19, our country successfully launched the Environment Satellite-1C with a Long March-2C rocket in Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center and sent it to the preset orbit. MEP Vice Minister Wu Xiaoqing observed the launching ceremony.
On the same day, Ministry of Environmental Protection released the Name List of Scaled Livestock and Fowl Farms (Communities) Implementing Emission reduction Measures in 2011.
During November 19~20, the 7th Meeting of China-Russia Environmental Cooperation Sub-committee of the Regular Meeting between Chinese and Russian Prime Ministers was held in Moscow. Mr. Zhou Shengxian, the Chinese Chairman of the Commission and Minister of Ministry of Environmental Protection and Mr. Sergei Donskoy, Russian Chairman of the Commission and Minister of Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology headed delegations to attend the meeting. The meeting was chaired by Russian Chairman Sergei Donskoy. After the meeting, Zhou Shengxian and Sergei Donskoy signed the minute of the meeting.
On November 20, MEP Minister Zhou Shengxian met with Minister Sergei Donskoy of Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of Russia Federation and Mr. Yuri Trutnev, Assistant to the President of Russian Federation in Moscow. He granted the "Friendship Award" certificate and medal to Yuri Trutnev on behalf of the Chinese Government. Mr. Li Hui, Chinese Ambassador to Russia chaired the awarding ceremony. State Administration of Foreign Expert Affairs also sent a representative to attend the awarding ceremony.
On the same day, Ministry of Environmental Protection printed out and distributed the Program on Trial of Environmental Service Industry.
On November 21, MEP Minister Zhou Shengxian met with Minister of Ukraine Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources in Kirv, Ukraine. The two ministers signed the Memorandum of Understanding between Ministry of Environmental Protection of the People's Republic of China and Ukraine Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources on Environmental Cooperation after the meeting. Mr. Zhang Xiyun, Chinese Ambassador to Ukraine and Mr. Tang Dingding, MEP Department of International Cooperation were at the meeting and signing ceremony.
On November 24, "Implementing the '12th Five-Year Plan for Environmental Protection', Facilitating Sustainable Development & the 10th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Executive Council of China Environment News" was held in Beijing. MEP Chief Engineer Wan Bentai attended the activities and gave a speech.
During November 26~27, MEP Vice Minister Wu Xiaoqing attended China-Italy High-Level Workshop on Green Economy held in Venice, Italy and gave a keynote speech with the title of "Vigorously strengthen environmental protection and facilitate development of green economy. Wu Xiaoqing and Italian Environment Minister Clini exchanged their views on environmental protection issues of common concern during the meeting.
On November 28, the Meeting on Resettlement and 10th anniversary of MEP South China Environmental Protection Supervision Center was held in Guangzhou. MEP Minister Zhou Shengxian sent a congratulation letter. MEP Vice Minister Zhang Lijun attended the meeting and gave a speech. MEP Chief Engineer Wan Bentai and Mr. Xu Ruisheng, Vice Governor of Guangdong Province attended the meeting.
On the same day, the awarding ceremony for the Ninth Earth Award was held in Beijing. A total of 20 individuals and 5 collective winners won the award. MEP Vice Minister Pan Yue attended the ceremony and gave a speech.
On the same day, 2012 Meeting of Supervision on Environmental Protection was held in Guangzhou, MEP Vice Minister Zhang Lijun attended the meeting and gave a speech.
On November 29, China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation (Sinopec) launched its White Paper on Environmental Protection (2012) in Beijing. MEP Vice Minister Li Ganjie and UN Global Compact Director General Georg Kell attended the meeting and gave a speech.

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