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Calendar in Jul. 2016

On Jul.4, MEP held a work meeting in Lhasa, capital city of Tibet Autonomous Region on partner assistance of national environmental protection branches to Tibet in the 13th Five-Year Plan period. Minister Chen Jining, and Losang Jamcan, Chairman of the regional government delivered remarks at the meeting, which was chaired by Vice Minister Li Ganjie. During his stay in Tibet, Minister Chen also met with Chen Quanguo, Secretary of the CPC Tibet regional committee, exchanged views on the economic and social development and ecological and environmental protection of Tibet, and went on an inspection tour to Lhalu Wetland National Nature Reserve.

On Jul.6, Zhang Gaoli, a standing member of the Politburo and Vice Premier of the State Council, chaired a meeting to make deployments for the first round of central environmental protection inspection campaign in 2016. As approved by the CPC Central Committee and the State Council, eight inspection teams went to Inner Mongolia, Heilongjiang, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Henan, Guangxi, Yunnan, and Ningxia separately to conduct environmental inspection.

On Jul.8, the awarding ceremony of “2014~2015 Green China Person of the Year” was held in Beijing. Vice Minister Zhai Qing attended the awarding ceremony.

On Jul.9, MEP organized two forums with the themes on “biodiversity and green development” and “assure nuclear energy safety and advance ecological civilization”, on the sidelines of the Eco Forum Global Annual Conference Guiyang 2016. Vice Minister Huang Runqiu delivered remarks at the forums. Huang also met separately with Mr. Bismark Tyobeka, Chief Executive Officer of the National Nuclear Regulator of South Africa, and Luis Echávarri, former Director-General of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency.

On Jul.13, MEP released the Decision on Abolishment of Some Departmental Rules and Normative Documents for Environmental Protection, which shall be enforced as of the date of announcement.

On Jul.15, MEP printed and distributed the Implementation Plan for Reform on Environmental Impact Assessment in the 13th Five-Year Plan Period.

On Jul.22, the Central Leading Group for Comprehensively Deepening Reform held the 26th session, which adopted the Guidelines on the Pilot Projects on Reform for a Vertical Management System for the Monitoring, Inspection, and Enforcement by National Environmental Protection Branches below Provincial Level.

On the same day, MEP held a symposium to send off the eighth batch of cadres who are about to work in Tibet and the third batch of cadres who are about to work in Qinghai to offer partner assistances on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Secretary of the Leading Party Group and Minister Chen Jining delivered remarks at the symposium. Leading officials with relevant internal departments of MEP attended the meeting.

On Jul.25, MEP held the inauguration meeting of MEP Expert Panel on Identification and Evaluation of Environmental Damages & the seventh Forum on Identification and Evaluation of Environmental Risks and Damages. Vice Minister Huang Runqiu delivered remarks at the meeting.

On Jul.26, MEP held the 2016 National Working Conference on Nature and Ecology Conservation. Vice Minister Huang Runqiu delivered remarks at the conference.

On Jul.27, MEP announced a bulletin on abolishment of the Technical Specifications for Testing Institutions of In-service Vehicle Emissions.

On the same day, MEP adopted six national environmental protection standards including Water quality-Determination of nitrosamine compounds–Gas chromatography (HJ 809-2016), which shall take effect as of Oct.1, 2016. In the meantime, two national standards shall be abolished, Water quality-Determination of inorganic anions Ion chromatography method (HJ/T 84-2001) included.

On Jul.28, Minister Chen Jining as the special envoy of President Xi Jinping attended the Peruvian presidential power handover ceremony, at the invitation of the government of the Republic of Peru. During his visit, Chen met separately with the President designate Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and outgoing President Ollanta Humala. They exchanged views on bilateral relations and issues of common concern. Chen also conveyed President Xi Jinping’s regards to President Kuczynski and forwarded his hand-signed correspondence.

On the same day, MEP (NNSA) held the half-year wrap-up meeting on nuclear and radiation safety regulation. Vice Minister Li Ganjie attended the meeting and gave a Party lecture on the "two learn one to do" learning campaign. Chief Engineer for Nuclear Safety Liu Hua commented and wrapped up the work in the first six months, and made deployments for the next six months.

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