Business / Policy

'Important measures' to boost strategic emerging industries

[2011-01-28 14:43]

China is mulling a slew of important measures in 2011 to raise emerging industries of strategic importance, said Zhu Hongren, chief engineer of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Shanghai Securities News reported Thursday.

China issues guideline to create quieter environment

[2011-01-26 13:15]

China's 11 government departments have jointly released a guideline outlining major measures to lessen noise pollution amid rising noise disputes and complaints, the Ministry of Environmental Protection said Tuesday.

China to boost nuclear power capacity

[2011-01-26 10:52]

The nation will approve another 10 nuclear power projects during the 12th Five-Year Plan (2011-2015), according to Zhang Guobao, former director of the National Energy Administration.

China sets 2011 pollution control goal, warns of challenges

[2011-01-14 10:15]

The Chinese government has set its 2011 target to reduce the emission of four major pollutants, cutting them by 1.5 percent year-on-year.

China's GDP-driven provinces urged to slow down

[2011-01-07 10:30]

Alarmed by the high GDP targets of some provinces, China's top economic chief is pleading with officials to calm down and spare a thought for the environment.

China power sector to boom as oil sector goes slower

[2011-01-07 10:02]

China unveiled a raft of targets for its energy and power sectors on Thursday, revealing a plan for a rapid increase in power generation but a much slower rise in the country's oil refining capacity over the next five years.

China to enforce new regulations on e-waste recycling

[2010-12-29 10:44]

Offenders of China's new regulations on waste electronic equipment could face fines up to 500,000 yuan ($75,450), after it becomes effective on Saturday.

Car registration limit to vary each year

[2010-12-28 17:57]

"Beijing will control the number of registered vehicles next year to 240,000. The number will be decided by each year's traffic capacity from now on," Li Xiaosong, deputy director of Beijing Municipal Commission of Transport said, The Beijing News reported Tuesday.

A golden handshake for China's biofuel

[2010-12-28 11:04]

Friendly policies for overseas investors to invest in China's biofuel sector have influenced partnerships between domestic and foreign companies to develop the alternative to fossil fuel.

No 1 document may focus on water infrastructure

[2010-12-23 15:04]

Boosting water infrastructure construction in rural areas may be listed in China's first central document of 2011, the China Business News reported Thursday, citing Lu Xueyi, a scholar at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

2 flour additives may be banned

[2010-12-17 08:24]

A draft published on the Ministry of Health's website on Wednesday would ban benzoyl peroxide and calcium peroxide, because abuse of the two chemical whitening agents has recently triggered growing public concern.

China to further promote green energy

[2010-12-15 06:51]

China will increasingly promote the use of clean energy, since the country's energy needs are expected to increase by an equivalent of 2 billion tonnes of coal in the next decade, an official said.

New-energy cars take off in China with government support

[2010-12-10 11:27]

The central government pays a subsidy of up to 50,000 yuan to any citizen that buys a plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) and 60,000 yuan for an all-electric, or battery-electric vehicle (BEV). Local governments also pay subsidies.

China to transform pattern of growth

[2010-12-10 10:27]

China will stay the course of sustainable, low-carbon and green development and will never repeat developed countries' old path of high energy consumption and unlimited emissions, China's climate chief negotiator said Wednesday.

No changes for China's position on emissions

[2010-12-09 09:48]

China has made it clear that the nature of national mitigation actions of developing countries - including China - will not be changed.

China to further boost solar energy application

[2010-12-03 11:13]

China's four central government departments said on Thursday the country will further boost solar energy use.

Plan to spark demand for electric cars

[2010-11-30 13:55]

Beijing residents who buy new-energy vehicles will be entitled to a subsidy of up to 60,000 yuan, according to a new plan proposed by the local government.

China approves new plan to boost green industries

[2010-11-26 16:33]

China's environmental protection spending is expected to top 3 trillion yuan ($450 billion) during the 12th Five-Year Plan (2011-2015), said Wu Xiaoqing, vice-minister of environment protection.

Progress possible in Cancun

[2010-11-26 08:00]

The world's media are getting ready for the United Nations Climate Change Conference that opens next Monday, in Cancun, Mexico.

China to get tougher in energy saving: officials

[2010-11-25 06:41]

China will resort to more legal, technical and fiscal measures for greater progress in energy saving and emission reduction over the next 5 years, said officials attending the China International Green Industry Forum 2010 in Beijing.