US environment agency launches Chinese website

Official US environmental information on water and air pollution is now available in Chinese on a new Chinese language website launched by the US Environmental Protection Agency this week.

The US hopes to step up cooperation with China in areas like air and water pollution

The US hopes to step up cooperation with China in areas like air and water pollution

The site is aimed at the Chinese-speaking community in the US, where the language is the third most widely spoken after English and Spanish, but also at interested parties in China itself.

US EPA hopes that the Chinese-language materials on a variety of subjects from energy efficiency to proper pesticide management will strengthen environmental cooperation between the US and China.

"The Environmental Protection Agency has a robust program of cooperation with several Chinese governmental bodies to address threats to human health and the environment, including initiatives on air pollution, water pollution, and management of hazardous waste and toxic substances," the EPA said.

"EPA also collaborates with China on research, policy development, and build-up of environmental enforcement capability."

The EPA's Chinese site can be accessed at www.epa.gov/Chinese.

Goska Romanowicz

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