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China: New environmental group says ties between govt. & polluting industries should be broken - also launches website listing polluters

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4 October 2006

List of enterprises not meeting environmental standards in China in 2005 [scroll to "Enterprises Exceeding Standards" below "List of Polluters", select "2005"]

Author: Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs

[Website only provides list of companies’ names in Chinese. Following selection of companies provided by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre.]
The enterprises not meeting environmental standards in China include: Anhui Suzhou City Linping Paper Industry; Liaoning Province Haicheng City Xiyang Steel (part of Xiyang Corporation); Shiyan City Yunxi County Fumin Biochemical Plant, in Hubei province; Inner Mongolia Dongwuqi Xiaoba Liangjin Copper Mining Plant; Dongwuqi Copper Matte Smelter Plant; Dongwuqi Dianhua Paper Factory; Anhui Suzhou City Xiao County Hongguang Group; Henan Shangqiu City Liangyuan District Shuichipu Village Paper Factory; Lianhua Paper Industry, in Jiangxi province; and Dongfang Paper Industry, in Shaanxi province.

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4 October 2006

List of enterprises not meeting environmental standards in China in 2006 [scroll to "Enterprises Exceeding Standards" below "List of Polluters", select "2006", #35-49]

Author: Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs

[Website only provides list of companies’ names in Chinese. Following selection of companies provided by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre.]
The enterprises not meeting environmental standards in China in 2006 include: Taolin Lead & Zinc Mining and Chemical Factory, in Hunan province; Linxiang City Haoyuan Chemical Factory, in Hunan province; Anhui Tongling City Annada Titanium Industry (part of Tongling Chemical Industry); Xingtai Iron & Steel; Ganzhou Cobalt & Tungsten; Guangzhou Hoton Chemical; Jinan Yuxing General Chemical Plant; Liaoning Dandong City Xinjulang Paper; Qingyang Chemical Industry, in Liaoning province (part of CNGC), Jincheng Fertilizer Factory, in Shanxi province (part of Jincheng Anthracite Mining); Baiyin Non-ferrous Metal, in Gansu; Gansu Lanzhou City Xinxibu Weinilun Company (part of Gansu Yasheng Industrial); Qinghai Huangzhong County Xinfei Chemical; and Hunan Zhuzhou Chemical Industry. [the rest of the list is in Chinese].

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4 October 2006

China Water Pollution Map

Author: Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs

[The website’s content is in Chinese. Following description of website’s main features, provided by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre.]
Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs hosts a website that provides information about water pollution in China, including the following:
1) China Water Pollution Map - with information on a) water quality, b) pollutant emission levels and c) source of pollutants in 31 provinces and more than 100 municipal administrations.
2) Pollution Ranking - the severity of pollution in various provinces can be ranked according to the industrial water waste emission level, residential water waste emission level and the types of toxic materials emitted.
3) Environmental Information Transparency Index - the institute compiles an index to reflect the transparency of environmental information revealed by local administrations.
4) Polluting Businesses - the institute lists more than 2500 businesses, including transnational corporations, which are sources of pollution. The institute will collaborate with local environmental NGOs in exposing and monitoring these companies.

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19 September 2006

Activist: China needs to break ties between polluting industry, local officials

Author: China Post [Taiwan]

China needs to break ties between polluting industries and local officials if it is to succeed in cleaning up its badly tainted water supplies, [said] the founder of a new environmental group...The government also has to spend more on environmental enforcement…said Ma Jun, director of the Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs. A report last month by China's parliament accused local officials of failing to enforce standards for fear of hurting industry. It said emissions of sulfur dioxide _ the chemical that causes acid rain _ are rising…Ma's group launched a Web site this week called "China's Water Pollution Map." The site, www.ipe.org.cn/water, includes details from 30 of China's provinces and regions on water quality and chemical discharges, as well as a list of polluters...Chronic pollution and...industrial accidents have tainted most of China's rivers, lakes and canals. Some areas are suffering from critical water shortages.

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