Chinese Vice PM Han Zheng calls for solid work on environmental protection – Xinhua

(Xinhua/Gao Jie)

BEIJING, May 19 (Xinhua) — Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng on Thursday called for doing solid work on environmental and ecological protection to push forward the building of a beautiful China.

Han, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, made the remarks while chairing a meeting of the leading group of the central inspection on ecological and environmental protection.

During the meeting, a report on the second cycle of environmental inspection was discussed and the main follow-up tasks were defined.

Mr. Han urged the authorities to specify the requirements for rectifying the problems found by the inspection, and to take stock of experience and practices.

Focusing on resolving outstanding issues that are worrying the public, more efforts should be made to clear skies, restore water purity, and protect soil quality by enforcing higher standards, Ms. Han.

He emphasized the economical use of resources and promoting the achievement of peak carbon emissions as well as carbon neutrality in a regular and orderly manner.

Han also called for establishing and strictly adhering to a red line for ecological protection, adding that it should strengthen biodiversity protection, improve the quality and stability of ecosystems, as well as maintain environmental security. End