Disgraced minister returns

Kovac, Matt
January 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;1/15/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 49, p14
Trade Publication
The article reports on the return of Xie Zhenhua, China's former environment minister, to politics. He was forced to resign in 2005 in the wake of a chemical spill that sent benzene and other cancer-causing chemicals into the Songhua River, near the country's border with Russia. State media reports that he has become vice minister at China's most powerful economic agency, the National Development and Reform Commission, which is responsible for China's sustainable development strategy.


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