Date of Release:
Nov 4 2015
Chinese President Xi Jinping has said China will reform its current environmental protection management system, with the aim to make the watchdog more independent.
Xi Jinping made the remarks in a statement explaining the proposal for formulating the country's five-year development plan starting from 2016.
He says the move comes as the lack of supervision and intervention in the environmental watchdog's duties are common at the local government-level.