Chief of the State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA), Zhou Shengxian, said discontent with pollution "has resulted in a
rising number of ‘mass incidents’".
Zhou also lambasted local officials, eager to generate revenue and jobs, who have fended off pollution controls on local businesses.
"In a considerable number of regions, the Party centre’s and State Council’s demands in environmental protection have not been
implemented," Reuters reported Zhou as saying.
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