Con­cerns ad­dressed over some key is­sues

China Daily (USA) - - POLICY REVIEW - By ZHANG ZHOUXIANG zhangzhoux­i­ang@ chinadaily.com.cn

Min­istries have re­sponded to a se­ries of public con­cerns over var­i­ous poli­cies. The Min­istry of En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion re­sponded to the con­cerns on en­vi­ron­men­tal pol­lu­tion they re­ceived from the public on Oct 27. It said it has fin­ished deal­ing with 52 cases re­ported by res­i­dents or the me­dia, in­clud­ing is­sues such as waste gas, wa­ter pol­lu­tion, solid waste, and noise.

Var­i­ous lev­els of en­vi­ron­men­tal agen­cies have dealt with the cases by or­der­ing the con­cerned en­ter­prises to shut down or fin­ing them. De­tails of three of the cases are cited as ex­am­ples.

The op­er­at­ing team of the 12358 hot­line plat­form, which is used to su­per­vise prices in the mar­ket and stop price-re­lated cheat­ing, is­sued its anal­y­sis for Septem­ber. That month, the num­ber of com­plaints it re­ceived was slightly fewer than for Au­gust, but it still ranked as the third­high­est in his­tory.

In the fu­ture ... it is a must that we im­prove the com­pre­hen­sive pro­duc­tion ca­pa­bil­i­ties of the do­mes­tic agri­cul­tural sec­tor.”

Han Changfu,

min­is­ter of

agri­cul­ture

Price su­per­vi­sion agen­cies at all lev­els have been busy deal­ing with these com­plaints. The num­ber of on­line shop­ping com­plaints rose 12 fold com­pared with the same pe­riod last year.

Con­sid­er­ing the prob­lems and po­ten­tial dan­gers with the Galaxy Note 7, a new cell­phone pro­duced by Sam­sung, the CivilAvi­a­tion Ad­min­is­tra­tion ofChina has for­bid­den pas­sen­gers and crewmem­bers from tak­ing the Galaxy Note 7 with them since Oct 26. Air­lines, ticket agentsand­check­ing points are re­spon­si­ble for in­form­ing pas­sen­gers about the new rule, and those vi­o­lat­ing the reg­u­la­tion will re­ceive le­gal penal­ties from the po­lice.

The State Coun­cil is­sued a Na­tional Agri­cul­ture Mod­ern­iza­tion Plan 20162020, which makes clear ar­range­ments for na­tional agri­cul­tural mod­ern­iza­tion and matches the 12th Five-Year Plan (2011-15) and the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-20).

The plan is the guid­ing doc­u­ment for China’s agri­cul­tural de­vel­op­ment in the com­ing five years. Han Changfu, min­is­ter of agri­cul­ture, ex­plained the plan to the press and an­swered their ques­tions.

Han placed spe­cial em­pha­sis on the im­por­tance of food se­cu­rity, say­ing that it is an on­go­ing task for China. “In the fu­ture, we may not necessarily en­sure our grain out­put in­creases year by year, but it is a must that we im­prove the com­pre­hen­sive pro­duc­tion ca­pa­bil­i­ties of the do­mes­tic agri­cul­tural sec­tor.”

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