On May 7, MEP Party Committee Secretary, Minister Zhou Shengxian chaired a special report meeting on studying and implementing Environmental Protection Law. Vice Chairman of Commission of Legislative Affairs of the NPC Xin Chunying was invited to give a special report. MPE Vice Ministers Wu Xiaoqing, Zhou Jian, Zhai Qing, head of Discipline Inspection Group, Zhou Ying and member of the ministerial leading party members' group, also Director General of MEP Department of Human Resources and Institutional Arrangement He Jie attended the meeting. Principals of all departments of MEP, its branches and affiliates in Beijing also attended the meeting.
On the same day, MEP issued implementing scheme for new air quality standard (Stage III).
On May 8, the National Video Conference on EIA was held in Beijing. MEP Vice Minister Wu Xiaoqing attended the meeting and made remarks.
On the same day, APEC High-level Roundtable on Green Development opened in Tianjin. MEP Vice Minister Li Ganjie and Executive Deputy Mayor of Tianjin City Cui Jindu attended the meeting and made remarks.
On the same day, a symposium on 30th anniversary of the Law on Prevention and Control of Water Pollution was held in Beijing. Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of NPC Chen Changzhi and MEP Vice Minister Zhai Qing attended the meeting and made remarks.
From May 9 to May 10, the 2014 Roundtable Meeting of CCICED was held in Binhai New Area of Tianjin. MEP Vice Minister, Secretary General of the Council Li Ganjie and Executive Deputy Mayor of Tianjin Cui Jindu attended the meeting and made remarks.
On May 10, MEP issued Circular on Deepening Implementation of Environmental Protection Measures against Hydrological Development.
On May 12, MEP held NPC & CPPCC proposal handling meeting in Beijing. MEP Minister Zhou Shengxian gave an important instruction on the handling of proposals and Vice Minister Wu Xiaoqing chaired the meeting and made remarks.
On the same day, MEP issued an announcement, abolishing eight environmental standards including Rating and Classification Standards for the Qualification of Environmental Pollution Treatment Facilities (1st edition).
On May 13, MEP Minister Zhou Shengxian chaired ministerial executive meeting in Beijing, conveying the essence of the State Council on strengthening scientific and technological support of air pollution control and enhancing water pollution control, listening to report on the revision of Law on Prevention and Control of Air Pollution (revised draft), reviewing and adopting in principle Management Measures on Meeting Activities of MEP (revised draft) and the EIA review opinion of some construction projects. Vice Minister Pan Yue, Wu Xiaoqing, Li Ganjie, Zhai Qing, member of the ministerial leading party members' group, also Director General of MEP Department of Human Resources and Institutional Arrangement He Jie and MEP Chief Engineer Wan Bentai attended the meeting. Principals of major departments of MEP observed the meeting.
On the same day, the Eighth China Baosteel Environment Award Ceremony was held at the Great Hall of the People. Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of NPC, Shen Yueyue, Vice Chairman of CPPCC Ma Peihua and MEP Vice Minister Wu Xiaoqing attended the ceremony and present awards to winners.
On the same day, MEP issued Circular on Special Check on the Safety of Radioactive Sources.
On May 14, MEP, CAS and CAE jointly held the first leading group meeting on source apportionment of air pollution in major cities and areas of China. MEP Vice Minister Wu Xiaoqing, Vice President of CAS Ding Zhongli and Vice President of CAE Xu Rigan attended the meeting and made remarks.
On the same day, MEP issued Circular on Strengthening Pollution Prevention and Control in the Process of Corporation Shutdown, Relocation and Redevelopment at Original Site.
On May 15, Member of Standing Committee of the CPC Political Bureau, Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli attended the meeting on air pollution control coordination mechanism of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Province and made an important speech. Related provinces and cities of the Yangtze River Delta and the Pearl River Delta also jointed the meeting. Member of the CPC Political Bureau, Secretary of Beijing Party Committee Guo Jinlong chaired the meeting. MEP Minister Zhou Shengxian and officials in charge of relevant ministries participated in the meeting. National Energy Administration signed agreement on retrofitting coal-fired boilers into natural-gas-fired boilers, cleaning of scattered coal and construction of outward power transmission channel with the three provinces of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei and related companies.
On May 16, MEP Vice Minister Li Ganjie met with a delegation led by Buya Tulga, Vice Minister of Environment and Green Development of Mongolia in Beijing and exchanged views with them on issues of common concern in the field of environmental protection.
On the same day, MEP and AQSIQ jointly issued Limits and measurement methods for exhaust pollutants from diesel engines of non-road mobile machinery (CHINA Ⅲ，Ⅳ) as national standard on pollution discharge, which was put into effect upon the date when it is promulgated.
On the same day, MEP and AQSIQ jointly issued three national standards on pollution discharge including Emission standard of air pollutants for boiler, which will be put into effect as of July 1, 2014.
On the same day, MEP approved Water quality—Determination of 65 elements—Inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry as national standard on environmental protection, which will be put into effect as of July 1, 2014.
On May 19, the unveiling ceremony of on-site emergency response rescue team of the nuclear power plant of China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) was held at the Qinshan nuclear power base in Zhejiang Province. MEP Vice Minister, Administrator of National Nuclear Safety Administration Li Ganjie attended the activity and unveiled the plaque jointly with Board Chairman and Party committee secretary of CNNC Sun Qin.
On May 20, MEP held a national on-the-spot meeting of ecological civilization building in Zhejiang Province. Zhang Gaoli, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Vice Premier, made an important instruction. Zhou Shengxian, Minister of MEP, attended the meeting and delivered a speech and Vice Minister Li Ganjie chaired the meeting. Huang Xuming, Vice Governor of Zhejing Province introduced their experience of building an ecological province. Relevant officials from Huzhou, Zhuhai, Zhangjiagang and Wenjiang District, Chengdu City also presented their own experience. The Announcement on Granting the Title of Ecological Civilization Demonstration Area to 37 Cities (Counties and Districts) Including Yang Zhou City, Jiangsu Province was also read out in the meeting. The heads of environmental protection departments of all provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities, officials from the CPC Central Committee and the State Council, and the officials of the ecological civilization demonstration areas jointed the meeting.
On May 21, the South-South cooperation for Convention on Biological Diversity and training session on urban biodiversity in Asia &commemoration of “May 22”International Biodiversity Day was held in Qingdao, Shandong Province. MEP Vice Minister Li Ganjie attended the opening ceremony and made a speech.
On May 22, MEP issued Guidance on Promoting Public Participation in Environmental Protection.
On May 26, NDRC and MEP held a video conference on energy conservation and emission reduction and made arrangement for low-carbon development of the year 2014-2015. Minister of National Development and Reform Commission Xu Shaoshi and Minister of MEP Zhou Shengxian attended the meeting and delivered speeches. The video conference was chaired by Xie Zhenhua, Vice Minister of NDRC.
On May 27, the 7th Meeting of China-Pakistan Nuclear Safety Cooperation Steering Committee was held in Beijing. MEP Vice Minister, also head of National Nuclear Safety Administration Li Ganjie and Chairman of Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Commission Anwar Habib attended the meeting. They signed the minute for the 7th Meeting of China-Pakistan Nuclear Safety Cooperation Steering Committee.
On the same day, MEP Environmental Supervision Center of North China started pilot work on comprehensive environmental supervision in Langfang City, Hebei Province. MEP Vice Minister Zhai Qing attended the inception meeting and made remarks.