BEIJING, January 5, Xinhua -- Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, presides over a meeting on air pollution control in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 4, 2016.

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BEIJING, November 4, Xinhua -- China's top legislature on Wednesday adopted revisions to the Seed Law, the first change to the legislation after it was enacted in 2000.

The revised law left the major-crop seed approval system unchanged, but has cut those that need to be approved by regulators before hitting the market from 28 kinds to five major seeds -- rice, corn, wheat, soybean and cotton -- so as to stimulate seed research innovation while guaranteeing China's food security.

Producers for seeds other than the five major ones will only need to register their products at the regulators, said the new law.

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BEIJING, December 29 -- The State Council Information Office (SCIO) held a news briefing on the fifth national monitoring survey of desertification and sandification on 29, December 2015. Mr. Zhang Jianlong, administrator of State Forestry Administration of China presented at the news briefing and introduced the result of the survey.

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NAIROBI, December 28, Xinhua -- Chinese internet company Tencent says it will strengthen partnership with conservation lobbies in the East African region to boost the war against wildlife crimes.

Zhou Boyun, the Director of Public Relations at Tencent Wechat, said to Xinhua that the internet company will spearhead a long-term campaign to fight illegal trade in wildlife products using digital platforms.

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WASHINGTON, December 23, Chinadaily -- China and the US have developed a strong relationship on controlling global warming, said Todd Stern, special envoy for climate change at the State Department and the US delegate to the recent Conference of Paris (COP).

There is "nobody closer that we work with than China," Stern said on Tuesday at a briefing on the COP at the Foreign Press Center in Washington.

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