Deserts and 'green GDP' - what Xi discusses with fellow lawmakers

2021-03-07 12:02:25

President Xi Jinping, who is also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, takes part in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region delegation's discussion of the Government Work Report during the fourth session of the 13th National People's Congress in Beijing on Friday, March 5, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua] BEIJING - As a national lawmaker, President Xi Jinping joins other deputies to China's top legislature each year as they deliberate issues of national importance during the annual "two sessions." The 13th National People's Congress kicked off its fourth session this week, unveiling a draft of China's modernization plan for the next 15 years, in which "green development" is highlighted as a priority. On Friday, Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, sat down with fellow lawmakers from north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, with ecological conservation among the main topics of discussion. Inner Mongolia, situated along China's northern border, is seen as a shield for the country's ecological security. The region is China's "green Great Wall," according to Xi. During the deliberations, Xi discussed desertification control and forest protection with fellow deputies.