National People’s Congress

China faces grave water pollution challenges

Date of Release: 
Aug 28 2015

China still faces serious water pollution challenges, despite progress over the past few years.

Of the 972 national monitoring stations, 9.2 per cent posted surface water quality below grade V last year, said Chen Changzhi, vice chairman of the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, on Thursday in a report delivered to the top legislature’s ongoing bimonthly session.

The figure was 17 percentage points lower than the level in 2005, marking significant improvement, Chen said.

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