At the October 3 China Environment Forum, participants said they are optimistic China will meet its air pollutant reduction goals by 2020 because the central government appears to be committed to success. Following a September 12 Chinese Cabinet announcement on air quality, the council released 35 measures to reduce nitrogen oxide, sulfur dioxide, and fine particulate matter. Jeremy Schreifels of Tsinghua University commented that unlike the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s approach, China would use regional economic benefits to ensure performance.