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China Daily / 2020-01 / 15 / Page006

Green forests help combat desertification

By Yang Wanli | China Daily | Updated: 2020-01-15 00:00

Measures to plant more trees are seeing the nation winning the war against expanding sandy areas. Yang Wanli reports.

Editor's note: This is the fourth in a series looking back at some of the most important, timely or unusual issues covered by China Daily's reporters last year.

On Aug 15, 2005, President Xi Jinping coined the phrase "Clear waters and lush mountains are invaluable assets" during a visit to Yucun village in Anji, Zhejiang province, when he was provincial Party secretary.

In the years since then, the central government has taken strong measures to reinforce environmental and ecological protection, and several campaigns have been implemented to tackle pollution and improve the environment.

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