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Premier Li urges rooting out substandard steel

Updated: Jul 29,2017 10:05 PM

Premier Li Keqiang urged resolutely rooting out the production of substandard steel products and continuing to resolve excessive production capacity in an instruction made on July 29.

The production and sale of substandard steel products should be strictly investigated and dealt with in accordance with laws and regulations, and the government departments that fail to conduct effective supervision should be held accountable, the Premier said in the instruction.

The production and sale of substandard steel products would result in serious pollution to the environment and quality and safety hazards. The central government has been resolutely cracking down on the illegal production of substandard steel, and asked for a complete ban before June 30.

However, the fourth nationwide inspection by the State Council found that two steel enterprises in Tianjin were producing substandard steel, and a company in Hunan province tried to resume the production of nonstandard steel.

The governments in Tianjin and Hunan have strictly investigated and held accountable these companies and launched comprehensive inspections to root out such illegal acts.