On Jul. 1, Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, Chinese President, Chairman of Military Commission of the CPC Central Committee, head of the leading group of the CPC Central Committee for comprehensively deepening reform, chaired the 14th meeting of the leading group and delivered an important speech. The meeting considered and adopted the “Environmental Protection Supervision and Inspection Programme” (on trial), the “Development Programme for Eco-environment Monitoring Network”, the “Programme for the Pilot Project on the On-the-departure Audit of Leading Officials on Natural Resources Assets”, and “Measures on Accountability of Party and Government Leading Officials for Eco-environmental Damages” (on trial).
On Jul. 2, Minister Chen Jining chaired the ministerial executive meeting, which considered and adopted in principle the “Measures for Public Participation in Environmental Protection” (draft). Vice Minister Wu Xiaoqing, Chief of the Discipline Inspection Group Zhou Ying, a member of the Leading Party Group and Director General of Department of Human Resources and Institutional Affairs He Jie, Chief Engineer Wan Bentai, and Chief Engineer for Nuclear Safety Liu Hua attended the meeting.
On Jul. 3, MEP launched a general debate on “innovation in air, water, and soil pollution control and environmental enforcement”. Minister Chen Jining spoke at the debate which was anchored by Vice Minister Pan Yue. Chief of the Discipline Inspection Group Zhou Ying, Vice Ministers Li Ganjie and Zhai Qing, a member of the Leading Party Group and Director General of Department of Human Resources and Institutional Affairs He Jie, Chief Engineer Wan Bentai, and Chief Engineer for Nuclear Safety Liu Hua joined the debate and leading officials of the internal departments and affiliated institutions observed it.
On Jul. 6, Minister Chen Jining went to the Satellite Environment Center for an inspection tour. Chen stressed the importance to focus on the work needs of the business departments, be constantly innovative in technical solutions, and improve the core competitiveness.
On Jul. 7, Minister Chen Jining went to China National Environment Monitoring Center for investigations. Chen stressed the importance to focus on the development of national environment monitoring technologies and quality control systems, ensure the authenticity and reliability of data, and provide scientific supports for environmental management and decision-making.
Between Jul. 7 and 8, the 2015 national radiation safety regulation symposium was held in Kunming Municipality, Yunnan Province in southwest China. Chief Engineer for Nuclear Safety Liu Hua spoke at the symposium.
On Jul. 8, Minister Chen Jining met in Beijing with Stanley Loh Ka Leung, Singaporean Ambassador to China. The two sides exchanged views on bilateral cooperation in the environment field.
On Jul. 10, MEP (NNSA) organized a half-year wrap-up meeting on nuclear and radiation safety regulation in 2015. MEP Vice Minister and NNSA Administrator Li Ganjie attended the meeting and lectured on the “three stricts and three honests” campaign. Chief Engineer for Nuclear Safety Liu Hua made arrangements for the work in the following six months.
On Jul. 13, MEP announced the “Measures for Public Participation in Environmental Protection”, which shall go to effect as of Sept.1, 2015.
Between Jul. 14 and 15, MEP organized a training seminar for the leading officials of Beijing-based affiliated institutions on financial management. Vice Minister Wu Xiaoqing spoke at the opening ceremony, which was anchored by He Jie, a member of the Leading Party Group and Director General of Department of Human Resources and Institutional Affairs.
On Jul. 16, Chief of the Discipline Inspection Group Zhou Ying heard the report on urging and inspecting the implementation of the guidelines of the “eight rules” of the CPC Central Committee and put forward requirements for the next step.
On the same day, MEP and State Council Information Office (SCIO) co-organized a training program on news release and public opinion response in the environment field. Deputy Director General of SCIO Guo Weimin and a member of the Leading Party Group and Director General of Department of Human Resources Management and Institutional Affairs He Jie spoke at the opening ceremony.
On Jul. 17, MEP printed and distributed the “Circular on Supervision and Administration of Delegating and Cancelling Ex-ante Review Items concerning Nature Reserves”.
Jul. 20-Premier of the State Council Li Keqiang made important instructions recently on air pollution control effort, and noted that we’ve made preliminary progress in air pollution control thanks to the considerable work done by relevant stakeholders, and that we still face a tough task in the next step, so MEP should strengthen the cooperation and coordination with relevant State departments and local areas, implement control measures piece by piece, and bring more blue skies to the satisfaction of the public.
On Jul. 20, MEP held the first meeting of the coordination team for drawing and managing the ecological conservation red lines. Vice Minister Li Ganjie spoke at the meeting.
On Jul. 21, the 2015 annual meeting of China-France Steering Committee for Nuclear Safety Cooperation was held in Beijing. MEP Vice Minister and NNSA Administrator Li Ganjie and Chairman of French Nuclear Safety Authority Pierre-Franck Chevet attended the meeting.
Between Jul. 22 and 23, the 2015 annual symposium of State Environment Advisory Committee & MEP Science and Technology Committee was held in Beijing. Vice Minister Wu Xiaoqing spoke at the symposium which was chaired by Chief Engineer Wan Bentai.
On Jul. 23, MEP FECO and GEF signed a memorandum of understanding in Beijing, officially becoming the 16th global implementing agency of GEF. Vice Minister Li Ganjie spoke at the signing ceremony.
On the same day, MEP printed and distributed “Some Opinions concerning the Implementation of the Environmental Policies for National Main Functional Areas”.
On Jul. 27, MEP organized a meeting to wrap up the work in the first half year and make plans for the second half. Minister Chen Jining chaired and spoke at the meeting, Vice Ministers Pan Yue and Wu Xiaoqing, Chief of the Discipline Inspection Group Zhou Ying, Vice Minister Li Ganjie, and a member of the Leading Party Group and Director General of Department of Human Resources and Institutional Affairs He Jie attended the meeting. Leading officials of the internal departments also presented at the meeting.
Between Jul. 27 and 28, the second Forum across Taiwan Straits on Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection Industry was held in Ma’anshan Municipality, Anhui Province in East China. Chief Engineer Wan Bentai spoke at the forum.
On Jul. 28, MEP and MoF co-organized in Beijing the 2015 national conference on promotion of the innovative policy to offer financial rewards to control pollution in rural areas. Vice Minister Li Ganjie spoke at the conference.
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