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1,122 people held accountable in China’s environmental overhaul

Updated: Nov 29,2018 9:07 AM     Xinhua

BEIJING — China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment said on Nov 29 that some 1,122 people of 10 provinces had been held accountable in the country’s second round of a massive environmental overhaul.

By Nov 26, inspection teams sent by the central government had received 36,031 public complaints concerning 26,857 cases in the provinces of Shanxi, Liaoning, Jilin, Anhui, Shandong, Hubei, Hunan, Sichuan, Guizhou and Shaanxi.

So far local governments have handled 10,986 cases. Sixty-six people have been detained.

The inspection teams also made public 17 typical cases to prevent formalism and bureaucratism in environmental enforcement.