Protecting the Yangtze River: What you need to know about the new law
Gao Yuxin

The Yangtze River Protection Law takes effect on Monday, aiming to vigorously protect and improve the ecology of the Yangtze River Basin.

The Yangtze River is of great significance both in terms of geographical location and scope of influence. However, with the development of the economy and society, the biodiversity and ecosystem degradation of the river in recent decades has been particularly worrisome.

Here's what you need to know about the Yangtze River Protection Law:

The data in the infographic comes from the official website of the State Council of the People's Republic of China and Changjiang Water Resources Commission of the Ministry of Water Resources.

(The infographic was designed by CGTN's Li Jingjie ; cover image via VCG.)

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