In order to strengthen the enforcement of forestry standards, and to explore new ways of implementing forestry standards, since 1999, the State Forestry Administration have arranged 97 projects in 4 batches of establishing demonstration counties (districts, projects). During the past several years, with strong support and great attention by local governments, forestry agencies, in close combination with local economic and social development  and forestry development reality, adhere to combination of science and technology with operations, take the advantage of local natural resources, made great efforts in standardization in forestry sector, developed many effective models of standardization with various characteristics, played a good role in providing demonstration and driving forces, and produced good ecological, economic and social benefits. Meanwhile, in order to strengthen monitor the implementation of forestry standardization work, evaluate and consolidate the demonstration effects, the State Forestry Administration has specifically developed the “Measures for examination for acceptance of the national forestry standardization counties (districts, projects)”, further standardizing the examination for acceptance of the forestry standardization demonstration counties (districts, projects), giving a full play of the demonstration in improving the quality and benefit of forestry development.


BEIJING, June 5, Xinhua - Every year on June 5th is the World Environment Day, also called Eco Day, and is a call for global awareness about protecting the environment. To mark the occasion, famed composer and conductor Tan Dun has charmed Beijing on Thursday with an outdoor concert at Chaoyang Park.

To mark the occasion, famed composer and conductor Tan Dun has charmed Beijing on Thursday with an outdoor concert at Chaoyang Park.(Source:

With the theme "listen to nature", the concert sees the China National Symphony Orchestra under the baton of composer Tan Dun to mark World Environment Day.

The program has been carefully hand-picked by Tan, and includes Dinicu's "Ciocarlia", with the violinist imitating birds chirping... the cello of Saint-Saens' "Swan"... and the serene piano of Debussy's "Moonlight".

Apart from western classics, Tan's "Nature's Resurrection", which features passages from his "Martial Arts Trilogy", is also performed.

"Life is opera and the opera is life. So tonight's program is like first act, second act. The first act is like overture, and the second act is singing to the sky, birds and to earth with swan then to the moonlight, then after that we put the three together the triple concerto. The triple concerto also has a underlying meaning," composer/conductor Tan Dun said.
As usual, Tan has incorporated water as an instrument to explore the musicality of nature.

And this time, UNESCO's Goodwill Ambassador has joined hands with the Alashan Society of Entrepreneurs and Ecology, China's largest NGO for environmental protection.

"Ten years ago Beijing was hit by one of the worst sand storms in its history. Back then a group of conscious entrepreneurs went to the Alashan League, where the sand storm originated, and formed Alashan SEE, the Society of Entrepreneurs and Ecology, to improve environmental protection in China. We hope tonight's concert will be a good start," said Tong Shumeng, initiator of 2014 Beijing Summer Forest Concert.

The ending piece "Bolero" brings the audience to their feet.
Tan says he had a hard time finding the right closing piece, and that the idea of playing "Bolero" came to him only a day before the concert.

But it worked out just fine.

World Environment Day was declared by the United Nations in 1972.

It's aim is to stimulate global awareness of environmental issues, as well as political attention and action.

PARMA, Italy, May 8, Xinhua - The food industry has a responsibility to get involved in environmental protection, an ecology expert told Xinhua during an international food fair that ended Thursday.

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The national priority basic research program (shortcut “973” program) plays a strategic and demonstration role in driving science and technology advancement and needs well organization and implementation by the government. The working group on the priority basic research program planning set up by the Ministry of Science and Technology is responsible for the approval, organization of implementation and management of the “973” projects, according to the “Interim measures for project management funded by the national priority basic research program” and the “Financial management rules for projects funded by the national priority basic research program”. The projects are implemented with a Chief Scientist Responsibility System, and the project chief scientist is in charge of project implementation. The State Forestry Administration has chaired two “973” projects and participated in four projects.

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