Kunshan Closes 270 Companies To Meet Water Standards


Via sixthtone.com

Temporary measures are part of a last-ditch effort to comply with the central government’s water pollution action plan.

Facing mounting pressure to meet environmental targets, a city in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu has ordered hundreds of businesses to suspend their operations for two weeks.

Kunshan, a county-level city about an hour’s drive west of Shanghai, issued an emergency notice on Dec. 24 requiring 270 companies — including factories for Tsingtao beer, Giant bicycles, and Foxconn and Samsung electronics — to temporarily shut down in a last-ditch effort to help the city meet its water pollution control target, Sixth Tone’s sister publication The Paper reported Tuesday.


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