China Government Approves Yangtze Conservation Legislation

13 Jan 2021 by OOSKAnews Correspondent

The government of China has approved a new law on Yangtze River conservation, following a third review, which will take effect on March 1 2021. The new legislation is part of China’s efforts to protect the country’s “mother river” which stretches over 6,300km.This is the first time China has passed legislation on an individual water basin and it marks the country’s first steps on its journey to river sustainable development.China’s President, Jinping XI, said: “The Yangtze River is China’s primary waterway. As years of excessive exploitation and pollution have damaged its aquatic environment, the river’s environmental protection and restoration shall become a dominant focus”...

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