China to tighten controls on industrial production
China is to strengthen controls in industrial production to reduce water pollution. Papermaking, leather dyeing and other polluting industries which fail to meet national requirements by the end of next year will be affected, said Chen Jining, minister of environmental protection.
Technologies and facilities that generate severe water pollution will be split into restricted and forbidden groups and sifted out, said Zhang Yong, deputy head of the National Development and Reform Commission.
Many provinces are planning to relocate more than 1,000 chemical plants away from populated regions, a move to persuade companies with heavy water pollution to upgrade but which may cost around 400 billion yuan, said Miao Wei, minister of industry and information technology.
Heads of authorities related to industrial production and the environment attended a discussion with national legislators on Saturday.
Men Jiahui in place in the marching unit of the PLA Guard of Honor. Once one of the most popular models in the 11th CCTV model contest, Men will make her debut with 50 other female honor guard members in the Sept 3 parade.