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BizFocus Ep.91: Yichun logging halt spurs economic growth, creates new jobs



Editor's Note: CGTN launches a new series called BizFocus, where anchors and reporters explore the most vibrant business sectors and events in China. Through in-depth interviews with industry experts and on-the-ground coverage, we bring you the latest developments and trends in various business sectors.

The city of Yichun in Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province is known for its natural forests and its economy once relied heavily on wood production. Years of high-intensity logging left scars on the forests and destroyed the local ecological environment. In 2014, the local authority decided to halt commercial logging in natural forests to preserve the environment. Ten years later, CGTN reporter Olivia He visited the city to investigate how this decision has spurred economic growth and created new job opportunities for local residents.

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