China-NPC Deputies Interviews/Qinghai

Northwest China province to promote salt lake circular economy: lawmaker

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Beijing, China – March 13, 2018 (CCTV – No access Chinese mainland)
1. Interview of China's lawmakers in progress
2. Various of reporters asking questions
3. Reporters
4. Interview in progress
5. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Meng Hai, deputy of National People’s Congress from Qinghai Province (starting with shot 4, partially overlaid with shot 6-8):
"In the past two years, we have made major progress in developing circular economy. Today, I have brought the best product in our green economy -- magnesium metal. This product is made by deep-processing the waste water from the salt lake after potassium has been extracted. The magnesium in the brine has been turned from a pollutant into a treasure. An integrated industrial system involving sylvite production, salt lake chemical engineering, and natural gas chemical engineering has been formed around the brine.”

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6. Various of reporters at interview
7. Meng taking out product, presenting to reporters
8. Product made of magnesium
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9. Interview in progress

FILE: Qarhan Salt Lake, Qinghai Province, NW China - Feb 14, 2013
10. Various of Qarhan Salt Lake

FILE: Qinghai Province, northwest China - Aug 22, 2016
11. Various of Qarhan Salt Lake

Storyline


Qinghai Province in northwest China has developed its own circular economy by taking advantage of the resources in its salt lakes, according to a national lawmaker on Tuesday.

At the ongoing session of China's top legislature –- the National People's Congress, lawmakers from across the country have gathered to share experience and discuss future development.

Meng Hai from Qinghai Province brought a sample of their products, magnesium metal, to the reporters.

His province has been exploring how to better make use of the brine, or salty water, of the province's many salt lakes.

From potassium extraction and sylvite production, the province now has moved forward to waste recycling. In the past, the magnesium contained in the waste brine was considered a hazard, as it can pollute soil and drinking water. Now, Qinghai has been able to turn the magnesium in waste brine into a metal and something profitable.

"This product is made by deep-processing the waste brine from the salt lake after potassium has been extracted. The magnesium in the brine has been turned from a pollutant into a treasure. An integrated industrial system involving sylvite production, salt lake chemical engineering and natural gas chemical engineering has been formed around the brine," he said.

Meng said his province will push ahead with its circular economy, in a hope to generate more green development.



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  • ID : 8075760
  • Published : 2018-03-13 12:39
  • Last Modified : 2018-03-13 12:40:13
  • Location : Qinghai,China
  • Category : economy, business and finance
  • Duration : 1'44
  • Audio Language : Chinese/Nats
  • Source : China Central Television (CCTV)
  • Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland
  • Version : 2
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