The forest in China’s arid northwest was planted to protect the area from desertification and sandstorms. Photo: Weibo The forest in China’s arid northwest was planted to protect the area from desertification and sandstorms. Photo: Weibo
The forest in China’s arid northwest was planted to protect the area from desertification and sandstorms. Photo: Weibo
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Authorities reject claims a forest in China was destroyed to make way for vineyards

  • Gansu government says forest is 4.65 sq km, about the same as when it was planted in 1963 to protect area from desertification and sandstorms
  • But environmental group wants an explanation, saying that is nearly half the original size and it is ‘deeply shocked’ by investigation finding

Topic |   Environment
The forest in China’s arid northwest was planted to protect the area from desertification and sandstorms. Photo: Weibo The forest in China’s arid northwest was planted to protect the area from desertification and sandstorms. Photo: Weibo
The forest in China’s arid northwest was planted to protect the area from desertification and sandstorms. Photo: Weibo
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