The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Central Committee and the State Council began a pilot environmental inspection program in Hebei in late 2015 with three rounds of inspections in 23 provinces and municipalities. Inspectors required 32,543 operators to relocate operations, reduce existing production capacity, or in some cases shutter operations. Investigation teams found about 60,000 environmental infractions, fined 42,000 companies for more than RMB 800 million, conducted 1,200 investigations, and brought criminal charges against 1,000 people.
CCP-driven environmental inspections are expected to expand to cover all 31 provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities by the end of 2017, according to Chen Jining, the former minister of MEP. Chen indicated the likely candidates for the next round of inspection include Shandong, Zhejiang, and Sichuan. Inspections could begin before the end of the year.
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