Top Chinese leaders attend voluntary tree-planting in Beijing
Updated: 2016-04-06 07:07
President Xi Jinping urged development of the country's forestry while attending a voluntary tree planting in Beijing on Tuesday.
Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, visited an afforestation site in Beijing's Daxing District and planted six saplings of different varieties at the site.
Noting that the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-2020) marks an important stage in building a moderately prosperous society in all respects and in China's ecological protection drive, the president stressed forestry development as a significant measure to fulfill these goals.
He called on officials at all levels to take the lead in voluntary tree planting campaigns to promote new development concepts with their own practices. [Full story]