A Chinese power generating firm announced on Friday that it received 278 million yuan in 2012 through participating in an emissions trading scheme that forms part of the Kyoto Protocol.
At a Shanxi trade promotion conference, on Feb 28, the emphasis will be on exhibiting brands in 2013, with around 10 exhibitions, either in other provinces or other countries expected to be held this year.
In the first session of the 2012 China Innovation & Entrepreneurship Competition, two enterprises from Shanxi province won awards for their excellence.
The Shanxi provincial land and resources department has reported that, over the past five years, Shanxi has seen some breakthroughs in exploring mine resources.
The city of Datong, Shanxi province, recently gained recognition as a demonstration site for China’s heating-supply reforms and energy-saving construction work.
Shanxi province exported 41,354 tons of fruit, in 2012 -- mostly apples, pears, and peaches -- which were valued at $34.8 million. They went to 28 countries and regions.
Three of Shanxi province’s enterprises -- the Taiyuan Iron & Steel (Group) Co, Shanxi Coking Coal (Group) Co, and Yangquan Coal Industry (Group) Co -- have been recognized as national demonstration units.
Shanxi province now reports a total of eight enterprises whose sales exceed 100 billion yuan each. These provincial companies have taken the lead in Shanxi’s development with a focus on increasing investment, improving their structure, and developing a new industrial framework.
The electronic toll collection system in Beijing is expected to be connected to those in Shandong and Shanxi provinces this year, allowing drivers to pay expressway tolls in those areas without stopping, the Beijing News reported on Wednesday.
The amount of foreign investment in actual use in Shanxi province in 2012, rose 20.79 percent to $2.5 billion worth, according to the Shanxi provincial statistics bureau, which published a report on Feb 4.