Employees check a new energy vehicle that is about to roll off the production line of a General Motors factory in Qingdao, Shandong province. [Photo provided to China Daily]
Starting from July 1, several cities and provinces, including Tianjin, Shanghai, Chongqing, and Shandong, Hainan, Hebei, Henan provinces, will implement a stricter State VI emissions standard, which is equivalent to the Euro VI standard.
An employee connects electrical cables atop a 30-meter-high, 110 kV power transmission tower in the Tibet autonomous region. [Photo by Song Weixing/For China Daily]
China's top economic planner, the National Development and Reform Commission, unveiled new measures in May to cut electricity costs for industrial and commercial users in the latest effort to reduce burdens on businesses.
According to the new measures, which will take effect on July 1, the fees for funding major hydropower projects will be reduced by 50 percent to lower electricity costs. Meanwhile, the country will also cut the value-added tax for power grids and encourage industrial and commercial users to participate in spot-price trading of electricity to further lower prices.
Smart garbage-sorting dustbins are seen at a community in Shanghai, Feb 2, 2018. [Photo/VCG]
Shanghai will enact a set of regulations on household garbage sorting and recycling from July 1, according to the city's People's Congress. Individuals and units shall shoulder responsibilities to classify garbage according to the waste categories of recyclable, hazardous, wet, and dry. The city aims to have trash sorting programs in all of its residential neighborhoods by 2020.
上海市人民代表大会决定，从7月1日起，《上海市生活垃圾管理条例》正式生效。个人和单位应按照可回收垃圾、有害垃圾、湿垃圾、干垃圾将废弃物进行分类。上海市将在2020年底之前在所有居民区实施垃圾分类回收。1 2 3 4 Next >>|