China to Cut Waste, Air and Water Pollution

Cutting pollution to remain top priority for government.

Published: 15-Jan-2003

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Pollution control will remain a top priority in the country's efforts to protect its environment, according to Minister of the State Environmental Protection Administration Xie Zhenhua.

The discharge of major pollutants, including sulphur dioxide, smoke and dust, will be cut by more than 6 per cent compared to 2000 levels.

To make the cut, China will continue shutting down heavily polluting small enterprises and eliminating backward techniques and equipment, Xie said at a three-day national conference on environmental protection which opened Tuesday in Beijing.

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