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Calendar in Feb. 2015
On Feb. 4-6, China Environment News--The 4th meeting of China-Kazakhstan Environmental Cooperation Committee opened in Astana, the Republic of Kazakhstan. Chinese Chairperson, MEP Vice Minister Li Ganjie and Kazakh Chairperson, Vice Minister for Energy, Ахсамбиев,  led their delegations to the meeting respectively. During the meeting, Li Ganjie and Ахсамбиев held a small-scale talk and signed the minutes of the meeting. 
On Feb. 9, the feedback meeting of the special inspection of MEP by the 3rd central inspection group was held in Beijing. Member of the central inspection leading group, Director of the inspection office Li Xiaohong conveyed the essence of the important speech by General Secretary Xi Jinping on inspection. Head of the 3rd central inspection group Ji Lin presented the inspection results to MEP leadership on behalf of the group. MEP Minister Zhou Shengxian chaired the meeting and Secretary of MEP leading party group Chen Jining made remarks. 
On the same day, The Diplomatic Conference of Convention on Nuclear Safety was held at IAEA headquarters in Vienna, Austria. MEP Chief Engineer on Nuclear Safety Liu Hua led the Chinese delegation to the conference and made remarks.
On the same day, MEP issued five national environmental standards including Soil and sediment — Determination of volatile halohydrocarbons— Purge and trap gas chromatography mass spectrometry, Soil and sediment — Determination of volatile halohydrocarbons — Headspace gas chromatography mass spectrometry, Ambient air—Determination of nitroaromatics —Gas chromatography and Ambient air—Determination of nitroaromatics —Gas chromatography, which will take effect as of Apr. 1. 
On Feb. 10, MEP issued Technical requirement for environmental labeling products Wood Plastic Composites Products as national environmental standard, which will take effect as of May 1, 2015. 
On Feb. 11, MEP held 2015 New Year's Greeting Party for retired cadres in Beijing. MEP Secretary of the Leading Party Group Chen Jining attended the party and made remarks. MEP Vice Minister Wu Xiaoqing chaired the party and Member of Leading Party Group He Jie attended the event. 
On Feb. 12, MEP Secretary of the Leading Party Group Chen Jining chaired a meeting of the ministerial leading party group, conveying the gist of the important speech by General Secretary Xi Jinping and making arrangement for rectification after the inspection. MEP Vice Ministers Pan Yue, Wu Xiaoqing, Li Ganjie and Zhai Qing, head of discipline inspection group Zhou Ying, member of the leading party group and DG of MEP Department of Human Resources and Institutional Arrangement He Jie and Chief Engineer Wan Bentai attended the meeting.
On the same day, MEP held 2015 New Year’s Greeting Party and Commendation. The meeting was chaired by MEP Minister Zhou Shengxian. Secretary of the Leading Party Group Chen Jining gave the New Year message. He Jie, member of the leading party group, read out the commendation announcement. MEP Vice Ministers Pan Yue, Wu Xiaoqing, Li Ganjie, head of Discipline Inspection Group and Chief Engineer Wan Bentai attended the meeting.
On Feb. 13, the Information Office of the State Council held the regular briefing on State Council policies in Beijing. MEP Vice Minister Zhai Qing announced the progress of environmental work in 2014 and answered reporters’ questions. 
On Feb. 15, MEP Secretary of the leading party group Chen Jining met with a delegation headed by Li Yong, Director General of UNIDO in Beijing. Both sides exchanged views on environmental cooperation.
On the same day, MEP Vice Minister Wu Xiaoqing today went to Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences (CRAES) to visit academicians of environmental system in Beijing and held a seminar with them.
On Feb. 16, MEP held a video conference on improving party style and building a clean government for national environment system & inspection and rectification mobilization meeting. MEP leading party group secretary and head of the leading group of MEP on party style improvement and clean government building Chen Jining attended the meeting and made remarks. Zhou Ying, member of MEP leading party group, head of discipline inspection group of Central Commission for Discipline Inspection based in MEP, also deputy head of the leading group of MEP on party style improvement and clean government building chaired the meeting. MEP Vice Ministers Pan Yue, Wu Xiaoqing, Li Ganjie, Zhai Qing, member of MEP leading party group and DG of MEP Department of Human Resources and Institutional Arrangement He Jie , Chief Engineer Wan Bentai and Chief Engineer on Nuclear Safety Liu Hua attended the meeting.  
On the same day, MEP leading party group secretary Chen Jining visited ministry staff on duty. Vice Minister Wu Xiaoqing and member of MEP leading party group and DG of MEP Department of Human Resources and Institutional Arrangement He Jie joined the visit. 
On the same day, MEP issued Guideline on Available Technologies of Pollution Prevention and Control for Secondary Lead Smelting. 
On Feb. 17, MEP leading party group Secretary Chen Jining visit Comrade Qu Geping in Beijing. 
On Feb. 18, MEP leading party group Secretary Chen Jining went to Beijing Municipal Environmental Monitoring Center to visit monitoring staff on duty during the spring festival. 
On Feb. 27, Chinese President Xi Jinping issued a decree that the 13th meeting of the standing committee of the 12th NPC decided on Feb. 27, 2015 that Zhou Shengxian will be removed from the post of Minister for Environmental Protection and Chen Jining will be appointed the Minister for Environmental Protection.

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