According to the National Forestry and Grassland Bureau, China will complete afforestation of 73,000 km2 each year, and set the forest ratio nationwide to 26% by 2035. By 2020, 200 national „forest cities“ will be built, including six forest city clusters and 20,000 forest settlements. Cultivating high-quality seedlings will guarantee forest conservation and preservation rate. There will be red lines of forests, grasslands, wetlands and sand protection, and natural forests will be restored, prohibiting logging for commercial purposes in state-owned natural forests.
Japan JST China news, August 29, 2018