Promoting ecological progress included in CPC Constitution

Updated: 2012-11-14 13:05


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BEIJING - An amendment to the Constitution of the Communist Party of China (CPC) was approved Wednesday, highlighting the need to promote ecological progress, according to a resolution approved by the 18th CPC National Congress.

By including the need to promote ecological progress and elaborating on it in the Constitution, the resolution said, the Party has clarified the strategic position of ecology in China's overall development plan.

Promoting ecological progress is a long-term task of vital importance to the people's wellbeing and the Chinese nation's future, it said.

It is imperative to give high priority to making ecological progress and incorporate it into the country's economic, political, cultural and social development, so as to achieve lasting and sustainable development of the Chinese nation.