CCTV.com - CNTV English - CCTV News

China orders energy-wasting factory activity shutdowns

08-09-2010 10:53 BJT

Watch Video

Play Video

China is ordering the shutdown of factory activities deemed to be polluting, energy-wasting or failing to meet safety standards. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology says more than 2 thousand companies will be affected.

A total of 2,087 companies spanning 18 industries are involved in the overhaul. Industries include cement, coking, iron, paper and dyeing. The factories targeted for closure are considered highly polluting, energy-wasting, or failed to meet safety requirements.

Li Yizhong, Minister of Ministry of Industry & IT said "Our industry is large in scale but not strong. Development of industry depends heavily on resources and the environment. This measure is aimed at changing the situation."

The ministry says companies failing to comply with the orders could face penalties, including having their sewage treatment licenses revoked, lending curbs, or even withdrawal of business licenses. In a parallel initiative, the ministry is also working to consolidate the steel sector by closing small mills and raising production standards.

China to unveil $739b 'new energy' plan soon

China will soon publish a plan for what it called "newly developing energy industries" that will involve 5 trillion yuan ($739 billion) in investment through 2020, the China Securities Journal reported on Monday. Full story >>

China drafts plan on dev't of energy-saving vehicles

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has completed a draft plan on the development of energy-saving and new-energy vehicles, the Shanghai Security News reported last week. Full story >>

Editor:Xiong Qu |Source: CNTV.CN

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program