China Market Intelligence

October 14th, 2015
Owen Haacke and Zoe Sophos

Following President Xi Jinping’s visit to the United States last month, the US and China announced a list of energy and environmental-related commitments aimed on cutting down on high-polluting, energy-intensive power and supporting the development of environmental technologies—presenting potential opportunities for companies in these sectors.

The official commitments reinforce the central government’s goal of promoting energy efficiency and environmental...

September 16th, 2015
Yan Yu

Amidst growing concern nationwide about China’s air quality, in late August the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) passed the amended Air Pollution Prevention Law (APPL), incorporating critical changes after a third round of revisions. The new APPL is the first air quality-specific piece of legislation to be passed since the Environmental Protection Law (EPL) came into effect on January 1, 2015, and includes provisions to encourage energy efficiency, assign...