BEIJING, October 30, China daily -- China has made remarkable progress in terms of economic and social development since it launched reform and opening-up. In 1978, China's per capita GDP was a meagre $156. By 2019, it had reached $10,276, an incredible 66-fold increase in just four decades. No other country has enjoyed such phenomenal economic growth for so long. In fact, in terms of purchasing power parity, China's economy is now the largest in the world, at $22.5 trillion, with the United States being second at $20.5 trillion, followed by the European Union at $19.9 trillion.

Highlight 10.30 If China sets an eco target it reaches it

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BEIJING, October 28 -- The Republic of Fiji joined International Bamboo and Rattan Organization (INBAR) on October 27, 2020. A flag-raising ceremony was held outside INBAR’s Beijing headquarter. Till now, INBAR now has 47 Member States.

FYG 10.28 The Republic of Fiji joined INBAR as its 47th member state

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SICHUAN, October 28 -- China now has 41 global goeparks, accounting for 1/4 of the world total, according to the 2020 Annual Conference of China UNESCO Geoparks, which was held in Sichuan Province on October 27, 2020.

FYG 10.28 China tops world in the number of global geoparks

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BEIJING, October 20 -- Since 2017, China has established 12 national forest trails, across 20 provinces and covering over a total area of 22,000 km.

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BEIJING, October 17, Chinadaily -- While China prepares to host the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the Convention on Biological Diversity in Kunming, Yunnan province, next year, several experts share their views on the achievements China has made in repairing ecological damage and conserving biodiversity:

Realizing global ecological goals via national targets

The 15th meeting of COP15 to the CBD, scheduled for May 2021 in Kunming, is expected to adopt the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework and work out the global biodiversity conservation blueprint for the next decade. Therefore, COP15 would be a historic opportunity to adopt measures to restore global biodiversity losses.

However, neither the 2010 targets adopted at COP6 in The Hague nor the 2020 targets adopted at COP10 in Aichi, Japan, were achieved at the global level, mainly due to lax implementation. Given the differences in the economies, geographies, cultures and the political will of the parties to the CBD, the global biodiversity targets have not been comprehensively integrated into many party countries' National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans.

Highlight 10.18 Holding high banner of biodiversity

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