Northwest China's Qinghai sees solid green development over 70 years

Local authorities in northwest China's Qinghai Province said on Wednesday that the province has made great progress in economic development, environmental protection and new energy in the past 70 years.

Officials from the province gave the details on the province's progress at a press conference in Beijing.

According to official data, the provincial GDP grew by 335 times over the past seven decades, and the forest coverage increased from less than one percent to 7.26 percent

The province is building the world's first ultra-high voltage (UHV) transmission line for renewable energy.

It's also vigorously developing digital economy, ready to take a ride in the upcoming 5G era.

As the place where China's two longest rivers - the Yangtze River and the Yellow River – originate, Qinghai is a key in the country's overall ecological protection.

The province has planned two national parks - the Sanjiangyuan National Park and the Qilianshan National Park – to gather more resources for conservation. 

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