BEIJING, April 3, Xinhua -- President Xi Jinping has kicked off an afforestation campaign by urging citizens to plant trees.


Chinese President Xi Jinping (3rd, R) plants a sapling together with pupils during a tree-planting event in Sunhe Township of Chaoyang District in Beijing, capital of China, April 3, 2015. Top Communist Party of China (CPC) and state leaders Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Zhang Dejiang, Yu Zhengsheng, Liu Yunshan, Wang Qishan and Zhang Gaoli attended a tree planting event in Beijing on Friday. (Xinhua/Lan Hongguang)

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CHINA, Mar.12 - After ten years of research, Yang Wenbin and his project partners established a model for low-covered (15%~25%) wind prevention and sand fixation. It is found that with coverage of near natural vegetation(15%~25%), planting trees in the shape of belt or grid could fix quicksand completely. The finding won several national patents, as well as the first prize for scientific and technological progress in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in 2013 (released in late 2014).

At present, the model was demonstrated in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region and Gansu province, and the model was also widely used in the Beijing-Tianjin Sandstorm Control Program, and made great contribution to it.

By Xin Shuyu

JAPAN, Jan 13, Xinhua --A group of Japanese Snow Monkeys descend from the forest to sit in the warm waters of the hotsprings.

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GELAO VILLAGE, Jan 8, Chinadaily --The Tree Worship Festival occurs on the third day of the first lunar month every year. Before the festival, six families in the village collect money from every family to buy sacrificial offerings. During the festival, people will set up a wooden hut with branches under a big sacred tree. The hut will be decorated with colorful triangle flags, and people will lead a chicken, pig and sheep to walk around the tree three times before butchering them for sacrifice to pray for a good harvest.

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BEIJING, November 26 - An article named The complex jujube genome provides insights into fruit tree biology was published on Nature Communications recently, indicating that a high-quality sequence for the complex jujube genome and the first genome sequence of Rhamnaceae was detected by Chinese scientists, of whom study provides insights into jujube-specific biology and valuable genomic resources for the improvement of Rhamnaceae plants and other fruit trees.


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