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(From BBC Monitoring International Reports)
Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency)
Beijing, 31 January: China customs uncovered 49 cases of hazardous waste smuggling last year, involving a total of 8,002 tons of solid waste, Xinhua learnt from the General Administration of Customs (GAC) on Wednesday [31 January].
The GAC said most of the cases involved industrial waste and domestic waste from the European Union, the United States, the Republic of Korea and Japan.
China's thirst for raw materials has in recent years produced a surge in imports of waste …