- MEDIA CENTER
A media delegation interviews people at a workshop in a Huawu village residence for relocated impoverished residents. [Photo/ddcpc website]
The 2021 Eco Forum Global was held in Guiyang, capital of Southwest China's Guizhou province, on July 12-13. As part of the forum, media outlets from the United States, Russia, Poland, and Japan were invited to learn about Guizhou's environmental protection efforts on July 9-13.
The delegation visited Qiulin village, Huaxi village, Tianhetan scenic area, Qingyan Ancient Town, the Guizhou Big Data Exhibition Center, and a number of big data enterprises.
"It is obvious that Guizhou's environment has improved since my previous trips", said Lyv Guodong, a journalist at Russia's state-owned news network RT.
Lyv said that Guizhou's success in environmental protection can serve as an example to the world.
The delegation admires the beautiful scenery of Tianhetan scenic area, which is located 24 kilometers from Guiyang's city center. [Photo/ddcpc website]
Guizhou used to be the most poverty-stricken province with the most severe stony desertification and soil erosion problems in China.
In June 2016, the province was approved as one of China's first national ecological civilization pilot areas and its lucid waters and lush mountains were transformed into invaluable assets.
Over the past 10 years, Guizhou's forest coverage rate has increased by two percentage points annually, reaching 61.5 percent. All 9.23 million of the province's impoverished residents were lifted from poverty.
Lin Chunyan, a journalist at New York-based news distributor PR Newswire, said she has heard of Guizhou's beautiful natural scenery and learned about its high-quality agricultural products at a green product exhibition of the 2021 Eco Forum Global.
By utilizing its natural resources, Guizhou has managed to develop 12 featured agricultural industries, including mushrooms, fishing, and poultry farming, producing more eco-friendly and high-quality products.
The delegation visits Guiyang's Qingyan Ancient Town, which was built during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). [Photo/ddcpc website]