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China in 70 years: China’s planted forests ranks first in the world

By He Zhuoyan (People's Daily Online)    16:39, May 17, 2019

China's afforestation and greening projects have achieved remarkable results. The forest coverage rate has increased from 8.6 percent in the early days of the founding of the People's Republic of China to 21.66 percent. The forest area has reached 208 million hectares, while planted forest reserves have reached 69.33 million hectares, ranking first in the world.

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(Web editor: He Zhuoyan, Bianji)

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