Business / Policy

China pushes to develop green economy

[2010-11-23 09:41]

China invested a total of 2 trillion yuan ($301 billion) in plans to save energy and reduce emissions during the 11th Five-Year Plan (2005-2010).

Rewards and fines 'will help trash sorting'

[2010-11-22 07:50]

A draft regulation from Beijing Municipal Government's law office, which threatens to fine individuals between 20 and 200 yuan, and companies and organizations 5,000 to 50,000 yuan, if they fail to sort garbage, is proving unpopular with some citizens.

Nation spurs development of new, green technologies

[2010-11-15 07:54]

With its fast urbanization and unequivocal commitment to a low-carbon economy, China has a major role to play in the international race toward a "green" society and is helping to drive the development of new technologies and products to meet the growing demand for ecological solutions.

China vows to cut toxic dioxin emissions

[2010-11-10 13:32]

The Chinese government has pledged to cut dioxin emissions, which is extremely poisonous, by 10 percent in key industries such as the steel industry and waste incineration in the next five years.

Plan targets polluted water

[2010-11-06 13:09]

The inclusion of a key anti-pollution task in China's 12th Five-Year Plan (2011-2015) is part of a concerted effort to deal with the problem of worsening marine pollution.

China sets emission cuts as 'binding goals'

[2010-10-28 13:25]

China is set to make the reduction of energy consumption intensity and carbon dioxide emissions "binding goals" in the next five years, according to a proposal released by the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee Wednesday.

China to nurture 7 new strategic industries in 2011-15

[2010-10-28 10:47]

China will nurture and develop seven new strategic industries with favorable policies in the next five years, according to an official document released Wednesday.

Top legislator stresses energy-saving law

[2010-10-27 10:00]

China's top legislator Wu Bangguo has highlighted a nationwide inspection of enforcement of the country's law on saving energy to build a resource-efficient and environment-friendly society.

China aims to cut energy use per GDP unit

[2010-10-19 15:39]

China aims to reduce energy use per unit of gross domestic product (GDP) by 17.3 percent from 2011 to 2015 and by 16.6 percent from 2016 to 2020, the Shanghai Securities News reported today, citing Huang Li, an official at the National Energy Administration.

China steps up efforts to cut emissions

[2010-10-18 09:58]

With a growing multitude of smokestacks dismantled and polluting factories closed, China is scaling up its often painful efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions, boost energy efficiency and diversify its energy structure.

China shuts down 1,355 coal mines in Jan-Sept

[2010-10-15 15:31]

China shut down 1,355 small coal mines with a total production capacity of 125.2 million tons by the end of September as part of efforts to restructure its mining industry, the National Energy Administration (NEA) said Thursday.

Shandong introduces e-bike subsidy

[2010-10-14 13:30]

Shandong province is the latest of 10 Chinese provinces to provide a subsidy on rural electric bicycle purchases. Rural consumers like can get a 13-percent "discount" on e-bikes.

Overcapacity, tech issues plague LED sector

[2010-10-01 09:39]

Besides being an architectural marvel, the six-kilometer-long Bayi Bridge these days has one more attraction the city can be proud of - its array of light emitting diode (LED) lamps.

Conditions for China's emission trading scheme premature

[2010-09-30 14:14]

A senior official of China's top economic planning body said Wednesday that conditions for the country to launch a carbon emission rights trading system remain premature.

City plugs into green energy

[2010-09-30 11:30]

In an effort to build a low-carbon economy, Guangzhou on Wednesday unveiled 34 energy efficient projects, amounting to a total planned investment of 250 billion yuan ($37.37 billion).

Roadmap to draw green investments

[2010-09-30 11:02]

China needs to compile an investment guide to rope foreign investment into its green projects, an adviser to the People's Bank of China said on Wednesday.

China to set purchase quotas for renewables

[2010-09-28 17:12]

China is developing a quota system to assure that distribution grid operators carry a certain amount of electricity generated from wind or other renewable resources, a senior official said Monday.

Pollution reduction on target

[2010-09-19 11:32]

China is beating its targets for reducing major air and water pollution for 2010, Environmental Protection Minister Zhou Shengxian said.

China to upgrade exports by boosting green sector

[2010-09-17 15:24]

China will flex its muscles to boost the low-carbon economy and green industry, in a bid to help upgrade the development mode of exports, said a senior government official Thursday.

Tianjin changes gear, charts green moves

[2010-09-13 11:52]

As China goes all out for a transition to a more sustainable growth, Tianjin, a major northern port city, has shifted its focus from economic expansion to growth model re-shuffling.