Xinhua recently reported that, in his first press conference as the Premier, new Chinese Premier Li Keqiang discussed his views on pollution and food safety. Li expressed deep regret about the recent massive air pollution covering Beijing and a large part of eastern China. He suggested that action had already been taken to deal with known sources of air pollution, as well as water and soil pollution. Li also emphasized the importance of fighting the illegal activities that threaten food safety. He promised to enforce the laws that govern the food supply industry. Additionally, Li also suggested four new actions: (1) raising environmental protection requirements; (2) replacing outdated manufacturing equipment; (3) holding the government responsible; (4) improving information transparency.
Source: Xinhua, March 18, 2013