A statement released by the Linfen government on Wednesday said that two village officials involved have been placed in 15-day administrative detention, and an investigation of six others is continuing. The investigative team has also collected evidence from two leaders of Sanwei.
The project has expanded the academic scope of ecological science, created invaluable data for more accurate environment evaluation and bolstered China's influence in negotiating climate-related topics on the world stage, he said.
More than 350 scientists collected data from around 600,000 samples taken from more than 17,000 plots of land, making it the largest field survey ecological project in the world, Fang said.
Following the introduction of the reform and opening-up drive in 1978, to address problems such as a severe shortage of medical and health resources and a lack of service capability and low efficiency, the government allowed multichannel financing for the medical industry, and encouraged medical development in various forms, by increasing resource supply, opening up the pharmaceuticals manufacturing and circulation market, developing the pharmaceutical industry, and promoting TCM. Economic incentives were adopted to encourage medical personnel to enhance their performance. At the First National Health Service Meeting in 1996, a decision was made on implementing the guiding principles for health services in the new era, namely, "focusing on the rural areas, prioritizing prevention, equal emphasis on Western medicine and TCM, relying on science and education, encouraging public participation, promoting public health, and serving socialist modernization." In 1998, China began to form a social medical insurance system to cover the basic medical needs of workers. In 2000, it set the goal of establishing an urban medical and healthcare system in line with the socialist market economy, so that the people could enjoy reasonably priced, high-quality medical services, and thus become healthier. In 2002, the government released the Decision on Further Enhancing Health Services in Rural Areas. Taking into consideration the levels of economic and social development in rural areas, the government decided to drive health services reform to a deeper level, and put in more funding to rural areas, to provide different levels of medical services to rural residents.
"It is a particularly opportune moment to examine the feasibility of climate change mitigation in the country and how this fits into a broader context of contemporary global change factors that are strongly influencing China's ecosystems," he said.
Lyu Jianjiang died on Dec 1 in Shijiazhuang, Hebei province, after suffering a heart attack believed to have been brought on by overwork. He was just 47.