03:33 GMT19 January 2021
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    Chinese authorities have prosecuted more than 2,500 people in various regions of the country since July for negligence in regards to environmental issues.

    BEIJING (Sputnik) — According to the China News Service, the ad hoc working groups of the State Environmental Protection Administration of China (SEPA) were sent in July to the Inner Mongolia, Ningxia Hui and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous region, Heilongjiang, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Henan and Yunnan with inspection.

    More than 2,500 persons are reportedly held accountable for negligent performance of official duties for the environment protection. Almost half of them (1,200 people) were prosecuted in the Henan Province.


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