Date of Release:
Mar 12 2016
THERE will be no return to the era of pursuing economic growth at the expense of the environment, despite the slowing economy, China’s Minister of Environmental Protection Chen Jining said yesterday.
For example, China would continue to restructure its economy away from heavily polluting companies and create more room for “good” companies to develop and focus on technological innovation, he said.
However, there was a need to rein in local governments, some of whom are still reluctant to enforce environmental laws, favoring economic growth instead.