Hebei Province Criticized for Failing to Meet Land Reclamation Requirements

The State Oceanic Administration (SOA) on Tuesday [16 January 2018] criticized north China’s Hebei Province for failing to properly approve and supervise land reclamation and implement national policy. An SOA inspection team found a number of issues concerning land reclamation in Hebei during an inspection in August and September, said an SOA press release…Full Article:

Hainan’s Ocean Flower Island Project Criticized Over Environmental Impact

Excessive real estate development and severe land reclamation in South China’s Hainan Province have eroded local coastlines and damaged the marine ecology, reported the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) on Saturday [23 December 2017]. The MEP criticized some cities on the tropical island for ignoring environmental protection while relying heavily on real estate for economic

Wetlands Along Yangtze River to Receive More Financial Support from the State Forestry Administration

China will strengthen protection of wetlands along the Yangtze River economic belt to address pollution and reclamation challenges, said a senior forestry official on Saturday [11 November 2017]. The State Forestry Administration will give more support in wetland restoration and construction of national wetland parks to provinces along the belt, said Wang Zhigao, head of

China Development Bank to Issue Green Bonds to Fund Environmental Projects in Hubei Province

China Development Bank (CDB), a state-owned policy bank, said Tuesday [5 September 2017] that it will issue green bonds to raise funds for water resource protection along the Yangtze River Economic Belt. The bank said it will issue no more than 5 billion yuan (about 763.2 million U.S. dollars) in three-year green bonds next Tuesday,

World Bank to Lend USD 100 Million for Heavy Metal Pollution Reduction Program in Hunan Province

The World Bank is to lend 100 million U.S. dollars to a program to reduce heavy metal pollution in China’s largest rice-producing province. “This project is the first of its kind supported by the World Bank in China, and will be innovative in addressing heavy metal pollution in agricultural lands,” said Cao Wendao, the bank’s