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n hands with auth上海后花园品茶微信orities that oversee the relevant industries, local governments, r
esearch institutes and NGOs to promote the work and establish monitoring standards and method systems,” Jiang said.
An action plan will be drafted and, in the following two to three years, the ministry will cooperate with major
participants in the oil exploration, refining and retailing sectors to draft efficient policies and measures, he said.
He also said joint campaigns with major coal producing regions will be launched to reduce emissi
ons in coal mining. The emissions in agriculture and solid waste disposal sectors will also be targeted.
According to Xu Huaqing, director-general of the National C
enter for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation, about 55.3 milli
on metric tons of methane were emitted in China in 2014, the equivalent of 1.1 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide.
After a disappointing performance in 2018, China’s economy appears to be stabiliz
ing. In the first quarter of 2019, GDP growth, at 6.4 percent year-on-year, matched that of the previous quarter. But grow
th in industrial production exceeded expectations, expanding by 6.5 percent year-on-year (and by 8.5 percent in Mar
ch). Even exports growth was positive, albeit weak, despite the ongoing trade frictions with the United States.
Moreover, fixed-asset investment (FAI) grew by 6.3 percent－0.2 percentage points higher than in the previous quar
ter. Investment in real estate grew the fastest (11.8 percent), followed by manufacturing (4.6 percent) and in
frastructure (4.4 percent). The growth of investment both in real estate and infrastru
cture was stronger not only sequentially, but also year-on-year. As usual, consumption growth was stable.