YUNNAN, August 13, Xinhua -- Yunnan province, located in Southwest China, is very rich in biodiversity thanks to its advantageous natural conditions of abundant plateau mountains and distinct climates. The forest coverage in Yunnan has reached 60.3 percent, and the province is known as "Animal Kingdom" and "Plant Kingdom".

Yunnan set forth the aim of building it into the most beautiful province in China. It has put great efforts in promoting ecological civilization construction by changing its mode of development and developing green and healthy industries. During the 12th Five-year Plan period (2011-2015), Yunnan Province phased out over 23.98 million tonnes of outdated production capacities in total.

The water quality of the province's nine plateau lakes, including Fuxian Lake, Lugu Lake and Dian Lake, is also continuously improving. Yunnan is on its way of green development.

From Aug 11 to 13, the "Yunnan Day" event is held at the ongoing Beijing International Horticultural Exhibition, in which a panoramic ecological view of Yunnan is exhibited.

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NANCHANG, August 17, Xinhua -- East China's Jiangxi Province selected 10 "tree kings" and awarded each of the trees 50,000 yuan (7,100 U.S. dollars) for its protection, according to the local authorities.

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NINGXIA, August 8, China daily -- Ningxia Haba Lake Ecotourism Area in Ningxia Hui autonomous region, which has rich animal and plant resources and natural landscape resources, is known as a natural “biological gene pool” in the western desert of China.

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ZHEJIANG, August 5 -- An education and learning event of young students to go into Qianjiangyuan National Park was initiated in China’s Zhejiang Province on August 5, 2019. The event advocates Chinese young students to go into forests to experience the nature, to learn the significance of protecting ecosystem and reflect on their behavior and responsibility.

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NANCHANG, August 6, Xinhua -- Authorities in eastern China's Jiangxi Province are planning to further tap the potential in forest tourism by taking advantage of its rich forest resources.

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