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Ministry imposes heavy fines on polluters


After the Environmental Protection Law came into effect, there has been a 515 percent increase in cases in March and April from the first two months.

Tougher penalties for China's air polluters


Polluters were given unprecedented penalties in the first four months since the new Environmental Protection Law took effect, said a statement Monday by the Ministry of Environmental Protection.

Draft rule requires Internet TV service providers to employ censors


Chinese Internet radio and television service providers will face fines of as much as 30,000 yuan ($4,834) if they refuse to employ specialized program censors.

China proposes double taxes on excess emissions


The State Council released for public opinion a draft law on environmental taxes, which proposes business taxes for pollutants and noise.

China protects people's right to clean, healthy environment


China has made considerable efforts to safeguard the people's right to a clean and healthy environment, according to a white paper published on Monday.

Implementation of smoking ban remains a hard nut to crack


The lack of powerful enforcers to implement this new regulation is just one of the difficulties the new regulation faces.

Anti-smoking laws in Beijing


Beijing will ban smoking in restaurants, offices and on public transport from Monday, part of new curbs welcomed by anti-tobacco advocates.

Beijing to implement tougher parking regulations


Strict measures are likely to include the need for residents to buy a parking space before purchasing a new car and that current car owners will have to prove they are paying for parking spaces.