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  1. Politburo set on carbon emissions target

    Posted Feb 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and slow economic growth. The Politburo on Monday held a meeting with Professor Pan Jiahua, a director of the Research Centre for Sustainable Development under the Chinese Academy of Social ... of a low-carbon economy. According to Xinhua, the two researchers' opinions and suggestions prompted a 'serious' discussion among the Politburo members. In the end, President Hu Jintao said ...

  2. Politburo talks point to climate change action

    Posted Jun 30th 2008, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei As soon as President Hu Jintao came to power in late 2002, he introduced a regular study session for all members of the Communist Party's Politburo. This was aimed ... report on Saturday that the Politburo's latest study session on Friday was devoted to climate change. This is significant in several ways. Recognising the importance of climate change ...

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    Xi warns officials they'll be held responsible for pollution 'for life'

    Posted May 25th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... of the environment. In a Politburo study session on environmental issues, Xi said pollution had become a major concern of the people and China could no longer develop its economy by sacrificing ...

  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Green activists spend 100,000 yuan on NY Times ad aimed at Xi's environmental policy

    Posted Dec 07th 2012, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... peasants, are willing to pay to promote environmental justice and awareness, why can't our top leaders, especially the seven members of the Politburo Standing Committee, do something meaningful ...

  5. Appearance of party heavyweights shows depth of crisis

    Posted Feb 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai The seriousness of the weather crisis was highlighted when Premier Wen Jiabao and three other Politburo Standing Committee members went to the front lines to inspect relief ... Yongkang, members of the powerful Politburo Standing Committee, also visiting snow-hit provinces to help raise morale and co-ordinate relief efforts. They urged local officials to realise ...

  6. Water is a matter of national security

    Posted Jul 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... After decades during which China's water crisis has deepened, the central government is finally giving this problem the respect it deserves. A conference on water resources last week at which President Hu Jintao detailed plans to ensure supplies by 2020 was attended by all nine members of the Communist Party's most powerful body, the Politburo Standing Committee. Never ...

  7. 14 areas targeted in plan to improve lives of poor

    Posted Jun 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... by the central leadership. A Politburo meeting in late April said all those who live below the poverty line should have adequate food and clothing as well as basic education, health care and housing ...

  8. Yangtze hydropower project seen as threat to rare fish

    Posted Jun 26th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... chief and a Politburo member, had used his personal influence to clear the way for it. Critics say the dam would not generate enough power to justify the expense of building it. But sources said ...

  9. Grain farmers to get subsidies early

    Posted Mar 31st 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... producing provinces will be paid early this year. The decision was announced after a Politburo meeting on Monday chaired by President Hu Jintao, who is general secretary of the Communist Party, ... as saying: 'The importance of boosting agricultural development must be deeply understood.' The Politburo meeting also asked local officials to give seed subsidies for rice, wheat, corn ...

  10. Hu gives top priority to boosting water projects

    Posted Jul 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... with irrigation and water conservation targeted, Xinhua reported yesterday. Attended by all nine members of the party's Politburo Standing Committee, the two-day conference that ended on Saturday ...




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