On July 31, Zhang Gaoli, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and vice premier of the State Council attended the Tenth Meeting of the Coordination Mechanism for Air Pollution Control in Beijing, Tianjin and the surrounding areas in Beijing and made a speech. Xinhua News Agency reporter Wang Ye photo
On the 31st, Zhang Gaoli, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and vice premier of the State Council, attended the Tenth Meeting of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei and Neighboring Area Air Pollution Prevention and Cooperation Mechanism on the 31st and made speeches.
Zhang Gaoli said that the CPC Central Committee and the State Council attach great importance to the prevention and control of atmospheric pollution. General Secretary Xi Jinping pointed out that we should focus on improving the quality of the atmospheric environment, solving outstanding atmospheric and environmental problems, rationalizing the responsibilities of integrating atmospheric and environmental management, exploring the establishment of inter-regional environmental protection agencies and deepening the joint prevention and control of pollution control in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei. Premier Li Keqiang also made a clear request. In the first half of this year, various localities and departments steadily pushed forward the prevention and control of atmospheric pollution and continuously achieved results. However, we can see that the atmospheric environment in Beijing, Tianjin and the surrounding areas is still very harsh, especially in autumn and winter when there is a weak link in air pollution control. We must further unify our thinking on ideology with the decision-making arrangements of the CPC Central Committee and the State Council, adhere to the general tone of seeking progress through stability, take more targeted measures and do a good job in the prevention and control of atmospheric pollution in autumn and winter.