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China steps up protection of forests, grassland

18-03-2019
China, forestry

An official report has shown that China has channelled more energy into the protection of forests and grasslands last year – the National Forestry and Grassland Administration (NFGA) cracked down on violations such as illegal logging in 2018, launching a special campaign code-named “Hurricane No.1”, and imposing fines totalling …

Xi highlights local role in protecting environment

15-03-2019
China, Mongolia, environment

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called on the Inner Mongolia autonomous region to maintain its strategic focus on environmental protection and build an ecological shield for the country's northern border. The general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission made the remark while …

2019 China Global Wood Trade Conference to be in September

14-03-2019
China, conference

The 9th China Global Wood Trade Conference (GWT China), organised by China Timber & Wood Products Distribution Association (CTWPDA) and co-organised by FEA-WOOD MARKETS, will be held in Chongqing on 7 and 8 September 2019. This will be the fifth joint conference that both groups have been involved organizing a conference in China. Expected to …

Editor’s pickDOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR to kick off soon

07-03-2019
DOMOTEX asia, CHINAFLOOR, exhibitions

From 26 to 28 March 2019, the floor covering industry will meet again in Shanghai to see the newest products and innovations in the world of flooring at DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR. This year's show has attracted over 1,500 exhibitors from 40 countries spread out in 15 exhibition halls covering a total gross exhibition area of 175,000 square …

China aids other countries in fight against desertification

06-03-2019
desertification, China

China will continue to boost cooperation in the prevention and control of desertification with other nations, especially with those involved in the Belt and Road, through sharing technology, facilities and professional training. Beijing is encouraging the application of the secretariat of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification …

Study shows China, India lead planet's greening efforts

25-02-2019
China, forestry, NASA, India

A new study has observed an increase in leafy coverage equivalent to that of the entire Amazon rainforest between 2000 and 2017, especially in China and India. The planet's two most populous nations are leading the increase in greenery in large part due to China's ambitious programmes in tree planting and more efficient agriculture practices, …

China unveils development plans for forestry industry

25-02-2019
China, forestry

China's top forestry authority has made plans to boost the forestry industry and set development goals. The industry has pledged to improve its gross output by 50 per cent by 2025, according to a recent guideline by the National Forestry and Grassland Administration (NFGA). The output of economic forest products will reach 250 million tonnes by …