China Pollution

China fails to make progess on environment: report

Reuters

January 30, 2007

Beijing: China has failed to make any progress in protecting the environment in the past three years, state media on Monday cited an official report as saying, despite government pledges to put the issue at the top of its agenda.

China ranked 100 out of 118 countries in terms of environmental protection in the China Modernisation Report 2007 — the same level as in 2004, the China Daily newspaper said.

“Compared with its social and economic modernisation, China’s ecological modernisation lags far behind,” the paper quoted He Chuanqi, head of the research group that put together the report, as saying. … To better address China’s development problems, the report recommended the government set up three new bodies — environmental and energy ministries and a regional development agency. … Read the full story [PDF].

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