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Pan Yue

'Green credit' policy failing to cut pollution

Local resistance hindering cleanup initiative

Thursday, 14 February, 2008, 12:00am

Environmental law runs into stubborn opposition

A draft law aimed at expanding the power of China's top environmental watchdog and introducing an impact assessment system has met strong opposition from officials across the mainland.

5 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Top creditors still in the dark about green regulations

The mainland's environment watchdog may have spearheaded rules that would stop the country's worst environmental sinners from getting bank loans, but word of the new regulations has yet to reach some parts of the country's industrial heartland.

31 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Nation's image at stake in fight to cut emissions

China, one of the world's biggest polluters, has become one of the main victims of worsening global warming, while its image and credibility are at stake in an uphill battle to cut greenhouse gas emissions, according to a top environmental official.

21 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Beijing gets tough with penalties for polluters

Approval suspended for new projects as cities, power firms break environment laws

Beijing yesterday named and shamed the country's top power producers and four local governments in its latest crusade against polluters after publicly admitting the country missed its energy saving and pollution control targets for last year.

11 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Watchdog urges public to back pollution battle

Sepa's deputy wants more support to protect environment

Growing public awareness of the pollution problem has enabled the mainland's environmental watchdog to stand up to powerful interest groups and local authorities in the battle to protect the environment, according to a senior official.

18 Dec 2006 - 12:00am