Country’s ecological civilization to be strengthened, Xi explains
China will strengthen how it cultivates the country’s ecological civilization and will expand international exchanges and cooperation to maintain a green planet, President Xi Jinping said on Monday.
A wide variety of plants grow in China, Xi said, explaining that the Chinese people have held a deep respect for nature and a love for plants since ancient times.
Xi made the remarks in his congratulatory letter to the 19th International Botanical Congress, which kicked off in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, on Monday.
The country has made remarkable achievements in a range of areas in recent years, including rice breeding, genomics, evolutionary biology and biotechnology.
Xi said China will stick to innovative, coordinated, green, open and sharing development ideas to strengthen its ecological civi-