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BEIJING, June 17, Chinadaily -- Beijing Municipality has witnessed fewer sandstorms after years of afforestation and desertification-control measures, authorities said Friday.

Only two to three sandstorms were monitored annually over the past two years, compared with over 13 around the year 2000, said a written statement issued by Beijing Municipal Bureau of Landscape and Forestry on Friday, which coincided with World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought.

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BEIJING, June 14, Xinhua -- China invested 89.8 billion yuan (13.7 bln U.S. dollars) in projects for the conservation of natural forest resources from 2011 to 2015, a government report revealed on Tuesday.

thumb Key program - 6.15 China spends 89.8 bln yuan protecting natural forests in five years

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YUNHE, June 5, Xinhua -- Visitors enjoy the scenery of terrace fields in Yunhe County, east China's Zhejiang Province, June 5, 2016.

thumb Key program - 6.6 scenery of terrace fields in Chinas Zhejiang

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SHANDONG, May 25, China.org.cn -- Sanxian Mountain ("Three Fairies Mountain") scenic spot is located in Penglai of Yantai, Shandong province. It is a pearl in the tourism golden triangle of Shandong Peninsula. The spot caters to sightseeing and leisure activities. It features ancient trees, strange stones, precious animals, a peninsula, a cultural museum and a Buddhist temple.

thumb Key program- 5.26 Sanxian Mountain scenic spot in Chinas Shandong

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SHANGRI-LA, May 8, Xinhua -- Timber logging used to be the main economic source in Shangri-la before 1998. The local government has been taking efforts in the improvement of ecological environment in recent years. Currently the forest coverage rate in Shangri-la has risen to 76 percent, nearly four percentage point higher as compared with a decade ago.

thumb key program - 5.9 Diversified forest scenery of Shangri-La in SW Chinas Yunnan1

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