China releases full text of reform plan for ecological progress

Updated: 2015-09-22 07:54


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BEIJING - China has released the full text of an integrated reform plan for promoting ecological progress on Monday.

The plan, which consists of 56 articles, was released by the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and the State Council, or China's cabinet.

The plan was approved at a meeting of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee on September 11.

The document said the plan was worked out in order to build a beautiful China and handle the relationship between humankind and nature, and solve serious ecological and environmental problems.

It stressed the necessity of improving the environment, ensuring that resources are used efficiently, and doing more to form a new pattern of modernization in harmony with nature.

According to the reform plan, a systematic and complete institutional framework composed of eight systems for promoting ecological progress will be established by 2020, included a system of property rights for natural resource assets and a system for evaluating officials' performance.

Local governments and departments need to do their best to put policy into effect and ensure that the objectives of the reform plan are acheived quickly.