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Ge Zhirong, Counsellor of the State Council, Former Deputy Director of the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the PRC

We must vigorously promote and develop the energy conservation and environmental protection industry of our country .We got a research task from the Counselor Office in 2016, which is to learn the development of energy conservation and environmental protection industry. In the March of 2016, prime minister Li Keqiang put forward building energy conservation and environmental protection industry as a pillar industry of the state economy while delivering the government work report, meaning that the development of energy conservation and environmental protection industries is for both the benefit of development of state economy and energy conservation and environmental protection industries.

After a year of research, we have a strong feeling that the energy conservation and environmental protection industry in our country is very weak, with small size and small amount. Most of the energy conservation and environmental protection enterprises are small or medium-sized, with low technology content and weak scientific research innovation ability. There is neither enough national investment nor policy support to energy conservation and environmental protection industry. Even if China is the second largest economy, our energy conservation and environmental protection industries are fall far short of those in middle powers. There are a lot we can do to develop energy saving and environmental protection industry.

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