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China’s Environmental Minister Blasts Local Officials

In a rare admission, China’s environmental minister has said several local and provincial government agencies are not doing enough to implement environmental regulations, and in some cases even protecting heavily polluting industries. The comments by Chen Jining, at a press conference on the sidelines of ongoing high-level political meetings in Beijing Friday, were a warning to local governments that intensifying efforts in China to crack down on polluters would extend to officials who...

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