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NDRC is preparing an action plan on plastic pollution control in the 14th Five-Year Plan (FYP) period, according to relevant personnel from the Department of Resource Conservation and Environmental Protection in NDRC, as reported by Shanghai Securities News on May 25. The action plan is...

Chinese largest battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) [300750:CH] announced on May 21 that it will release sodium-ion batteries around July, according to Caixin on May 25. The company also said that the price of the new sodium-ion battery will be slightly higher than that...

The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) published a notice on its official website on May 21, naming 105 mobile apps for illegal collection and use of personal data. The notice stated that the CAC launched an investigation on commonly-used apps after receiving complaints from users regarding personal data infringement. Apps...

China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) officially published a set of interim rules for carbon emission rights trading, governing registration, trading specification, and settlement of emission rights for the national emissions trading system (ETS) on May 17. Prior to trading, local governments should first...

The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) released draft rules on automotive data security and management on May 12, imposing new restrictions on user data collection and processing of automakers, as reported by Caixin on the same day. According to the proposed regulations, automobile data operators...

Chinese dairy conglomerate Mengniu [2319:HK] apologized on May 7, after its marketing campaign running in partnership with the iQIYI [IQ:US] show Youth with You 3 went awry. The apology came after a video showing a group of middle-aged people opening dairy bottles and pouring milk...

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