2013-06-24 State Council's Ten Measures to Curb Pollution
Panel discussion: Pollution is something that every single one of us can relate to here in Beijing, so this may come as good news for many of our listeners - or it may not once we've discussed in depth.The Chinese cabinet recently passed 10 'tough-measure' in a bid to reduce pollution in major cities and across the country.These include a target to reduce pollution emissions by at least 30 per cent in heavypolluting industries by the end of 2017-a target that is more ambitious than any in the past. -Wu Changhua,Greater China Director of Climate Group -Xu Yuan, Professor at the Department of Geography and Resource Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong -Mike Bastin, researcher at Nottingham University's School of Contemporary Chinese Studies
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