Beijing collected over 100 million yuan ($15.8 million) in fines from polluters in the first nine months of the year, almost double the sum in the same period of 2014, the city's environmental bureau said on Tuesday.
The 3rd China Sun Simiao Chinese Medicine and Culture Festival, an event aimed at speeding up local economic and bio-environmental development, opened on Oct 13 in Tongchuan, Shaanxi province, in Northwest China.
Beijing will provide extra services in 14,000 public toilets by providing Wi-Fi connections, automatic teller machines and charging facilities for electric vehicles. If the move proves to be successful, it may be promoted nationwide.
Anti-tobacco campaigners and pressure groups are calling for tough regulations to cover the rising use of electronic cigarettes in public places in China. They said e-cigarettes pose a threat to public health and could derail the country's efforts to limit the use of tobacco and related products.
A three-month police investigation has led to the seizure of a large haul of endangered wildlife parts and the disruption of an international smuggling ring, the Beijing Forest Police Bureau announced on Monday.