Workers clear a seaweed-covered bay in the coastal city of Qingdao, in Shandong province. The seaweed grows quickly when marine water becomes excessively enriched with minerals and nutrients due to pollution. Photo: EPA

China enters a new era for conservation and pollution control, but can it implement all the sweeping changes?

Poon Kit says the shift in the handling of emissions reductions to a new ministry – one of two new environmental agencies with expanded powers – suggests China is now implementing its environment plans to meet its local and global commitments

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Workers clear a seaweed-covered bay in the coastal city of Qingdao, in Shandong province. The seaweed grows quickly when marine water becomes excessively enriched with minerals and nutrients due to pollution. Photo: EPA
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