The State Key (click here) Laboratory of
Soil and Sustainable Agriculture was established on the Laboratory of
Material Cycling in Pedosphere, Chinese Academy of Sciences, which was
established and ratified in 1987 and has been kept open ever since....
Kindly note the serious language of a problem sincerely of concern to China.
...The laboratory is mainly
oriented towards studying: 1) evolution of soil resources under
intensive human activities and strategies for prevention of their
degradation, establishment of a soil resources information system and
realization of digital management of the soil resources; 2) soil
nutrient supply and principles for and approaches to regulating plant
nutrition, set-up a technical system for agricultural cleaner production
high in efficient utilization of water and fertilizer; 3) soil
pollution and theories and technologies for remediation of polluted
soils to ensure soil environment quality; and 4) relations between soil
use and environmental changes to explore models for harmonized
development of the agriculture and environment...
On 22 June 2017, (click here) Chinese legislators released draft proposals to combat
soil pollution in China at a bimonthly session of the Standing Committee
of the National People’s Congress. The legislation complements the
State Council’s ambitious plan to address soil pollution –
an area not specifically covered by Chinese environmental law at
present. Both the Council’s plan and the corresponding draft
legislation are a response to a series of highly publicised incidents,
including one in Jiangsu Province where nearly 500 school students fell
ill after exposure to contaminated soil. These incidents have focused
public attention on the issue of soil contamination, which had
previously received little attention due to the more obvious air
pollution issues in Chinese cities.