Chinese CFCs


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China has announced that it will accelerate its plans to phase out ozone-depleting substances by 5 years, moving the deadline from 2010 to 2005. Government officials indicated that a recent influx of financial aid pledges from international donors would enable the nation's home appliance industry to make the equipment upgrades and conversions necessary to implement a quicker phase-out.

The announcement came from Jiang Feng, home appliance production chief of the Chinese General Association of Light Industry, who declared that the nation would no longer use CFCs in refrigerators after 2005. According to the China News Service, China is currently the largest producer of ozone-depleting substances of the developing nations of the world.