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President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of Ch
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province. He learned about the latest developments in desertification control during the inspection tou
上海419President Xi Jinping underscored the importance of ecological conservation in the nati
on’s drive for high-quality development during his inspection tour of Gansu province on Wednesday.
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nesday in Gulang county, which is home to people moved from rural mountainous areas due to ecological conc
erns, and he talked with the villagers about their livelihoods and the progress in poverty relief.
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vince, where he learned of the latest developments in desertification control and environmental protection.
Thanks to local people’s consistent efforts, more than 14,400 hectares of desert
in Gulang have been afforested since 1981, China Central Television reported.
When Xi visited a horse ranch in Shandan county on Tuesday, a vast grassland on the north side of the Qilian Mount上海419
ains, he was briefed by local government officials about the progress of ecological restoration in the area.
The Qilian Mountains are a vital ecological shield in western China, Xi said.上海419品茶微信
He expressed satisfaction with the effectiveness of the restorat
ion work, and urged the local government to keep making efforts in this regard.
The Qilian Mountains are on the border of Gansu and Qinghai provinces. The 1.98-million-hecta
re nature reserve was designated a national protected site in 1988, but hundreds of mi
nes in the area and construction projects have continued to take a toll on the environment.