Environmental protection ‘needed’ to cool China economy

China's efforts to curb wasteful investment and clean up its environment are an important way to prevent its economy overheating, Reuters reported a government think-tank as saying on Wednesday.
Environmental protection is a way for the government to slow breakneck economic growth, especially in sectors that cause serious pollution, Reuters reported the State Information Centre as saying.
The report, published in the official China Securities Journal, also endorsed price reform of key resources and developing technology to cut emissions.