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Chinese leaders push for “greenization”

Updated: Mar 24,2015 9:03 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — China’s top leadership backed a “conservation culture” on March 24 and, for the first time, adopted the idea of “greenization”.

Henceforth, conservation culture should be considered in all aspects of government work — economic, political, social and cultural — in pursuit of “industrialization, urbanization, informationization, agricultural modernization and greenization”, according to a meeting of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee.

The meeting, presided over by CPC Central Committee General Secretary Xi Jinping, approved a guideline on conservation culture and highlighted “greenization” of production, the economy and lifestyles. Lowering resource consumption, boosting green industries and promoting a low-carbon, thrifty lifestyle will become central to policy making.

Leaders discussed conservation concerns in sustainable development and how to meet demands for a better environment.

They stressed the optimal land development, more recycling, technological innovation and adjustment to the economic structure.