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Calendar in Nov. 2014
On Nov. 1-2, China Ecological Civilization Forum Chengdu Annual Conference was held in Chengdu City. Chief Advisor of China Ecological Civilization Research and Promotion Association (CECRPA) Jiang Chunyun and President of CECRPA Chen Zongxing attended the meeting and made remarks. Governor of Sichuan Province Wei Hong, Minister for Water Resources Chen Lei, Vice Minister of Publicity Department, CCCPC Wang Shiming and MEP Vice Minister Li Ganjie attended the meeting and made remarks. The Executive President of the Association Zhu Guangyao chaired the opening ceremony and gave a summary of the meeting. 
On Nov. 2, the inception meeting on strategic research of national program on water body pollution control and treatment (hereinafter referred to as water program) in the 13th Five-Year Plan period and development of implementing plan kicked off in Beijing. CEO of the water program, MEP Vice Minister Wu Xiaoqing chaired the meeting and made remarks.
On Nov. 3-6, MEP Chief Engineer Wan Bentai recently led a work group to Ganzi Prefecture, Sichuan Province to investigate the implementation of the new air quality standard (phase III) and environmental monitoring work.
On Nov. 4, MEP Vice Minister Zhai Qing, entrusted by Minister Zhou Shengxian went to Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau to investigate air quality forecast during APEC meeting and discussed with Vice Mayor of Beijing Zhang Gong and EPBs of the six surrounding provinces (autonomous region and municipality) in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region on the forecast and guarantee of air quality during APEC meeting. 
On Nov. 5, the national meeting on the review nuclear safety equipment & promotion of nuclear safety culture was held in Beijing. MEP Vice Minister (Administrator of National Nuclear Safety Administration) Li Ganjie and MEP Chief Engineer on Nuclear Safety Liu Hua attended the meeting and made remarks.  
On November 14, MEP held a teleconference of national environmental protection system to implement the spirit of the Forth Plenary Session of the 18th CPC Central Committee; to convey and study the gist of the important speeches on environmental protection delivered by General Secretary Xi Jinping during the 2014 APEC meeting, the "Communication of the General Office of the CPC Central Committee and the General Office of the State Council on the Handling of Tengger Desert Pollution" and the document issued by the General Office of the State Council on strengthening environmental supervision and law enforcement; as well as to make arrangements for major tasks in recent period. MEP Minister Zhou Shengxian chaired the meeting and made remarks. MEP Vice Minister Zhai Qing informed the participants about the quality protection of atmospheric environment during the APEC meeting. Vice Ministers of MEP Pan Yue, Wu Xiaoqing and Li Ganjie, Head of Discipline Inspection Group Zhou Ying, Member of the Leading Party Members' Group He Jie, Chief Engineer Wan Bentai attended the meeting.
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. Before the meeting, they unveiled the Sino-ROK Joint Laboratory of Environmental Technology and after the meeting, they signed Letter of Intent between the Ministry of Environmental Protection of the People's Republic of China and the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea on Carrying out Air Pollution Prevention and Control Demonstration Projects in the Steel Industry. 
On Nov. 17, MEP held a special training course for grassroots party secretaries of MEP affiliates on studying the gist of the 4th plenary session of the 18th CPC Central Committee and the implementing the major responsibility for building a clean government. Entrusted by MEP Vice Minister, also Secretary of Party Committee of MEP affiliates Pan Yue, member of MEP party leading group, Director General of the Department of Human Resources and Institutional Arrangement He Jie made a mobilization speech at the opening ceremony. Zhang Wenxian, member of the party leading group and Vice Chairman of China Law Society gave a coaching report. 
The 26th Conference of Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was held on Nov. 17-21 in Paris, France. MEP Vice Minister Zhai Qing headed the Chinese delegation to the meeting. During the meeting, Zhai made a keynote speech, held talks with Tina Birbili, Executive Secretary of Ozone Secretariat and met with Environment Minister of India by appointment.
On Nov. 20, MEP Minister Zhou Shengxian met with Costa Rica Minister for Energy and the Environment, Edgar Gutiérrez, in Beijing today. Both sides exchanged views on bilateral environmental cooperation.
On Nov. 22-25, MEP Vice Minister Zhai Qing visited Finland as invited by Permanent Secretary of Finnish Ministry of Environment Hannele Pokka. During his visit, Zhai also held talks with State Secretary of the Ministry of Employment and Economy Sirkku Linna and made a site visit to Hanasaari coal-fired power plant. 
On Nov. 24, MEP Minister Zhou Shengxian met with Sanni Grahn-Laasonen, Environment Minister of Finland in Beijing. Both sides exchanged views on deepening bilateral environmental cooperation.
The national experience sharing meeting of nuclear power plant safety and experience meeting of special campaign on the safety of radioactive sources were held in Beijing on Nov. 24 and Nov. 25 respectively. MEP Vice Minister, head of National Nuclear Safety Administration (NNSA) Li Ganjie and MEP Chief Engineer on Nuclear Safety Liu Hua attended the meeting and made remarks.
On Nov. 25, MEP held the 2014 National Meeting of Environmental Institutions on Planning and Finance in Beijing. MEP Vice Minister Wu Xiaoqing addressed the meeting.
On the same day, MEP Vice Minister Li Ganjie and the visiting Environment Minister of Finland Sanni Grahn-Laasonen jointly attended Pure Finland•Clean Day and gave an address. 
On the same day, MEP and Ministry of Transport jointly issued Technical Guidelines on Environmental Impact Assessment of Plans for Highway Network (on trial). 
On Nov. 26, the mobilization meeting of inspection of ministry of environmental protection by the 3rd inspection group of the CPC Central Committee was held in Beijing. MEP Minister and Secretary of the CPC leading group Zhou Shengxian gave a mobilization speech. Jilin, leader of the 3rd inspection group made remarks on the special inspection work. Member of the leading group of central inspection work and office director Li Xiaohong put forth requirement on cooperating with the inspection group. Deputy group leader of the 3rd inspection group Han Henglin and all members of the inspection group as well as the members of ministerial leadership attended the meeting. Principals of MEP departments and affiliates observed the meeting. 
On Nov. 27, MEP issued seven national environmental standards including Solid waste —Determination of phenolic compounds —Gas chromatography and Solid waste-Determination of total phosphorus-Ammonium metamolybdate spectrophotometric method, which will take effect as of Jan. 1, 2015. 
On Nov. 28, the International Symposium on Innovation and Development of Compliance of Environmental Conventions was held in Beijing. Entrusted by MEP Minister Zhou Shengxian, Vice Minister Li Ganjie attended the symposium and gave a speech. 

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