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China Jails 50 Steel Mill Executives As Environmental Crackdown Intensifies

• by Tyler Durden

According to Bloomberg, 47 steel company officials are being jailed for between six and 18 months following a "crackdown" on companies breaking environmental rules that went unenforced for a long time. The officials worked at four steel mills in Tangshan, not far from Beijing. The city is known as China's biggest steelmaking hub.

The ruling was handed down by the Tangshan Intermediate People's Court, which said in a statement that the companies had also been fined millions of yuan and that fines had also been assessed against the defendants.

Read the full statement - written in English, a sign that the CCP wants the international community to take notice - below:

On January 27, 2022, the Tangshan Intermediate People's Court organized four courts of Lunan, Lubei, Kaiping and Guye to pronounce judgments on 4 environmental pollution cases in our city. Courts in the four places sentenced 47 defendants in charge, directly responsible and directly involved in the four steel enterprises involved in the case, to fixed-term imprisonment ranging from 6 months to 1 year and 6 months, and fined them. The two iron and steel enterprises that committed the crime of the environmental pollution crime unit were sentenced to fines of 4 million and 7 million yuan respectively. The courts of the four places invited deputies to the National People's Congress, members of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and the principals of key iron and steel enterprises in their jurisdictions to participate in this centralized sentencing event.