BEIJING, January 5, -- China's forestry sector saw its output rise to 6.4 trillion yuan (about 930 billion U.S. dollars) last year, up from 5.9 trillion yuan in 2015, according to a national conference on forestry Thursday.

China has become the world's biggest producer, trader and consumer of forest-related products, with foreign trade in the forestry sector standing at 136 billion U.S. dollars in 2016, according to the conference.

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BEIJING, December 26, China Daily -- China will bring its forestry output to 9 trillion yuan ($1.3 trillion) by 2020, a official has said.

Nearly 60 million people are expected to be employed in forestry, Zhang Jianlong, director of the State Forestry Administration, said at a conference.

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BEIJING, December 21 -- The First Forest Therapy and Medical Tourism Forum in China was held in Beijing from December 10 to 11, 2016.

thumb FYG - Forest Industry - 12.21 Chinas First Forest Therapy  and Medical Tourism Forum held in Beijing

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HECHI, GUANGXI, December 18 -- Twenty-eight-year-old, Tan Jiangyong once dreamed of becoming a world famous costume designer, however the fickle hands of fate have made him a world famous bike designer instead. Why are his bikes famous? They're all made of bamboo.

Born in Huanjiang Maonan autonomous county, Hechi, Tan's talent for design was noticed early, and by 2007 he was admitted to study at Shanghai Donghua University. 

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DONGGUAN, November 29, China Daily -- Dongguan has been elevating green development to a top priority, transferring its image from a world manufacturing base to an eco-friendly city.

Green development is the third of the Five Major Development Concepts put forward by President Xi Jinping, who has stressed that environmental protection cannot be sacrificed on the altar of economic growth.

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