China to tackle air pollution with new plan

BEIJING, July 25 (UPI) -- The Chinese government has announced a $277 billion initiative to tackle air pollution.

EU, China agree on joint green agendas

BEIJING, July 19 (UPI) -- European Union and Chinese governments said they agreed to launch a joint environmental policy dialogue with the aim of ensuring a sustainable future.
Beijing to change air-quality reporting

Beijing to change air-quality reporting

BEIJING, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Beijing authorities, reacting to complaints that the government was understating pollution levels, say they'll release more precise data on city air quality.
China announces 40-year pollution plan

China announces 40-year pollution plan

BEIJING, April 22 (UPI) -- China says it faces a long haul in its battle with pollution and has announced a three-stage goal to curb pollution in the next 40 years.
Pollution a threat to China's growth

Pollution a threat to China's growth

BEIJING, March 1 (UPI) -- China's environment minister warned that pollution in the country poses a threat to long-term economic growth.

China plans national pollution survey

BEIJING, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- China plans to survey the entire country for pollution from industrial, agricultural and residential sources, an official announced Friday.

Fraud in construction linked to pollution

BEIJING, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Chinese officials are blaming fraudulent project approval procedures and slow construction of pollution control facilities for increased pollution.

U.S., China agree to environmental plan

BEIJING, April 11 (UPI) -- The United States and China have joined together in an effort to reduce the environmental impact of Chinese industry. Zhou Shengxian, head of China's State Environmental Protection Administration, and his U.S. counterpart, Stephen Johnson, announced the "

China environment head steps down

BEIJING, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- The head of China's environment agency has resigned as a two-week-old chemical spill threatening the water supplies of millions heads toward Russia. Xie Zhenhua was replaced by former State Forestry Administration director Zhou Shengxian, CNN reported Sat
Zhou Shengxian
China's Minister of the State Environmental Protection Agency Zhou Shengxian answers journalists' questions concerning the pollution accident in the Songhua Rivrer last year, at a press conference in Beijing on January 24, 2006. Following the explosion in a petro-chemical plant of the CNPC Jilin Petrochemical Corporation on November 13, 2005, a major pollution accident in the Songhua River occurred. Nitrobenzene flowed for 42 days in Jilin Province and Heilongjiang Province in China, before entering Russian waters on December 25. (UPI Photo/Stephen Shaver)

Zhou Shengxian (Chinese: 周生贤; born 1949) is the first and current Minister of Environmental Protection of the People's Republic of China. Zhou was born in Wuzhong, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. He joined the Communist Party of China in 1972, and is a senior economist. He was an alternate member of the 16th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, and is currently a full member of the 17th Central Committee.

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