Part of effort to slash energy consumption.
The National Development and Reform Commission, the top planning body, is seriously considering imposing a consumption tax on high-polluting firms and high-energy-consuming products.
The measure is part of China's efforts to save energy and reduce pollution. China wants to cut energy consumption per unit of GDP by 3.84% annually between 2013 and 2015.
Other measures include removing outdated industrial capacity, preventing the fast expansion of high-polluting and high-energy-consuming businesses, and encouraging the development of sustainable energy.
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