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CHINA,April.15,China.org.cn - Liu Hongyan is law professor with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

He says levying a fine on a company is far from enough.

"The new environmental protection standards have not replaced penalties with effective supervision. For companies like Ronghua, they need to spend much more than 3 million yuan to install pollution discharging facilities. As such, they just count the fines for illegal discharging into their general costs."

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A company in Gansu Province discharged more than 83,000 metric tons of untreated water in the desert through a concealed conduit between May 28, 2014, and March 6. [File photo/Xinhua]

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BEIJING, April 14, China daily - Forestry officials are charging 17 suspects with illegally purchasing, transporting and selling products connected to endangered wildlife.

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A wild tiger captured on a hi-resolution camera on Dec 18, 2013, in Harbin, the capital of Heilongjiang province. [Photo/Xinhua]

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NANNING, April 6, Xinhua - A forest fire that broke out on Sunday continues to rage in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, local authorities said.No casualties has been reported.

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DALIAN, Mar.22, China.org.cn - Five mountain climbers have been confirmed dead after a fire in Dahei Mountain in northeastern Chinese city of Dalian Sunday, March 22, 2015. The forest fire control center received the fire report at 1:48 p.m. and sent more than 300 fire fighters to the site.

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Five mountain climbers have been confirmed dead after a fire in Dahei Mountain in northeastern Chinese city of Dalian Sunday, March 22, 2015. The forest fire control center received the fire report at 1:48 p.m. and sent more than 300 fire fighters to the site. [Photo: haiwainet.cn]

HUNAN, Mar.13, Xinhua - Without chemical pesticides, forestry scientists in the rearing center curb local forest pests by their natural enemies such as Dastarcus helophoroides, trichogramma and ladybird beetles. Those natural enemies could destroy pests of 200 species, according to a researcher of the center.

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A researcher release ladybird beetles to a quarantine crop greenhouse to help them adapt to new surroundings in the pest natural enemy rearing center under Hunan Academy of Forestry in Changsha, capital of central China's Hunan Province, March 11, 2015. (Xinhua/Bai Yu)

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