URUMQI, March 15 -- According to the Opinions of the State Forestry Administration on Further Strengthening Supervision of Forest Resources, in order to make public the investigation situation of the typical cases of serious destruction of forest resources instantly through public media, and strengthen the communication of the public, expand social influence and deter the crime involved in forest, on March 9, 2017, the Urumqi Office of State Forest Administration (SFA) for forest resources supervision signed a cooperation agreement with Xinjiang branch of People.cn to raise public awareness on forest laws and regulations and against forest-related crimes, improve media and public supervision on forest resources, conduct joint investigations, etc..

Zhang Dongsheng, deputy director of the Urumqi Office of the SFA pointed out that under the influence of mobile phones, today's media has undergone a revolutionary change. The Urumqi Office of the SFA must strengthen cooperation with the news media, spread positive energy and with help of the supervision of public opinion, expand the social impact, crack down all kinds of illegal crimes involved in forest. 

Zhou Leigang, director of People.cn Xinjiang branch noted that People.cn is the news media and is a large online interactive platform under People’s Daily. In the context of today's booming news media, People.cn is committed to creating an open and rational interactive communication platform between the government and the public.

This is another important measure to crack down the illegal crimes involved in forest, since the coordination mechanisms Urumqi Office established with Forestry Departments of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, and People's Procuratorate of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, respectively, aiming to build a ecologically-civilized and beautiful Xinjiang through improving public communication and legal supervision.

Written by Urumqi Office of the SFA

Edited by Sun Rui