China starts new round of environmental inspections

Source: Xinhua| 2019-07-16 19:03:38|Editor: Liangyu
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BEIJING, July 16 (Xinhua) -- China has started a new round of central environmental inspections in six provincial-level regions and two centrally-administered state-owned enterprises (SOEs), said the Ministry of Ecology and Environment Tuesday.

Eight teams were dispatched to the six provincial-level areas of Shanghai, Fujian, Hainan, Chongqing, Gansu and Qinghai, as well as the two SOEs -- the China Minmetals Corporation and China National Chemical Corporation Monday, according to the ministry.

As of Monday night, the inspection teams had received a total of 809 reports from the masses and would oversee and push the inspected units accountability.

China launched a series of central environmental inspections in 2016 after decades of growth left the country saddled with problems such as smog and contaminated soil.