Bloomberg BNA — China announced a plan to conserve energy and cut greenhouse gas emissions through the end of next year by targeting heavy industry, automobile emissions and coal consumption in major metropolitan areas around Beijing, Shanghai and the Pearl River Delta in southern China.
Yang Wei, 26, and his wife share a small apartment in the manufacturing hub of Dongguan, in the Pearl River Delta. Every morning they bicycle a few kilometers to their jobs at two electronics components plants. To see their 6-year-old daughter they take a 17-hour train ride, followed by six more hours on three buses. She lives in mountainous Fenghuang County, Hunan, more than 600 kilometers (373 miles) to the northwest, with Yang’s 53-year-old mother. He and his wife see their daughter once every 12 months for 10 days during the Chinese New Year.
The Guangdong provincial government plans to spend 1.98 trillion yuan to build transportation, energy and water systems and on information technology projects in the Pearl River Delta zone by 2020, Xinhua News Agency reported, citing a local government plan.