The National Office Against Pornography and Illegal Publications announced on its official micro blog that it has commenced a nationwide inspection and cleanup campaign against violent and pornographic cartoons, in order to ensure a clean and healthy cultural environment.
A new regulation on common salt came into effect on Jan 4, implementing supply-side structural reform in order to promote effective distribution of salt resources and increase the vitality of the salt market.
To fight against the illegal ivory trade, the General Office of the State Council, China's Cabinet, announced a complete ban on the commercial trade and processing of ivory that came onto effect.
生态环境损害赔偿制度 (shēngtài huánjìng sǔnhài péicháng zhìdù): Ecological and environmental damage compensation system
The General Office of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the General Office of the State Council jointly issued a reform plan for the ecological and environmental damage compensation system recently.
The pollutant discharge fee that has been collected in China since 1979 is to be replaced by an environmental protection tax on Jan 1.