On Nov 5, Xie Zhenhua, minister of SEPA signed the 19th decree of SEPA to issue "Amendments of 'Measures on Administrative Penalty for Environmental Protection'".
On Nov 5, the awarding ceremony for 2003 Scientific and Technological Achievement Prize on Environmental Protection was held in Beijing. The project of "Policy Research on Atmospheric Pollution Control in Beijing" and other four projects won the second prize. There were also 25 projects which won third prize.
On Nov 6, China Circular Economy Development Forum jointly sponsored by the NPC committee of environment and resources protection and SEPA was convened in Shanghai.
On Nov 8, the 6th DuPont Cup Environmental News Award-giving Ceremony was held in Beijing. Xie Zhenhua, minister of SEPA, Pan Yue, vice minister of SEPA and Mr. Charles O Holliday Jr, Chairman and CEO of The DuPont Company presented awards to 100 reports and 20 photography works on environmental protection .
On Nov 12, Mr. Zeng Peiyan, vice premier of the State Council warmly received a delegation headed by Ms. Margot Wallstrom, EU Environment Commissioner on invitation in Beijing. They exchanged views on the common concerned environmental issues. On the same day, Xie Zhenhua, minister of SEPA also met with EU Environment Commissioner Margot Wallstrom. They signed the summary of minutes, which marked the establishment of a dialogue mechanism of Environmental Ministers between China and the EU.
On Nov 10-14, China as an outstanding country that fulfils its commitments to the Montreal Protocol won the 2003 prize of the UN Environmental Program for outstanding contributions by a national organization to the protection of the ozonosphere at the 15th meeting of the signatories of the Montreal Protocol in Nairobi, Kenya. Wang Jirong, leader of the Chinese delegation and vice minister of the State Environmental Protection Administration of China, received on behalf of the Chinese government the medal and certificate from the Vice-President of Kenya, at the headquarters of the UNEP.
On Nov 12-14, the National Environmental Programming Conference was held in Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
On Nov 18, the 2003 Ford car environmental prize-giving ceremony was held in Beijing. Qu Geping, the former chairman of the NPC committee of environment and resources protection, Zhu Guangyao, vice minister of SEPA, and Cheng Meiwei, vice-president of the Ford Automobile Co. were on hand at the ceremony.
On Nov 18, SEPA approved to establish Lubei National Ecological Industry Demo-zone in Pinzhou, Shangdong Province[Correspondence No.324 (2003)].
On Nov 20, China "win-win" forum on ecology and economy cosponsored by SEPA and People's Daily Press was held in Quzhou, Zhejiang Province.
On Nov 24-25, the National Working Conference on Professional Style in Environmental Protection System was convened in Beijing. Xie Zhenhua, minister of SEPA presented a work report at the meeting.
On Nov 27, SEPA issued "Rules on Special Purpose Wrappages, Container Standards and Caution Labels for Medical Wastes" [Reference No.188 (2003)].
On Nov 28, SEPA decided to conduct supplementary application of "Catalogue of Chemical Substances Produced and Imported in People's Republic of China"[No.112 (2003) by the General Office].
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