2019 to see greater protections for Yangtze River
CGTN

2019 will see greater protections for the Yangtze River, said Cheng Lifeng, head of the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP)'s Department of Nature and Ecology Conservation at a press conference on legislation work of the NPC on the sidelines of the second session of the 13th NPC in Beijing on Saturday. 

Cheng's remarks came after CGTN's reporter Hou Na asked a question about drafting the law on Yangtze River conservation. She asked about the latest progress and obstacles to the law. 

CGTN reporter Hou Na asks a question at a press conference on legislation work of the NPC on the sidelines of the second session of the 13th NPC in Beijing on March 9, 2019. /CGTN Photo ‍

CGTN reporter Hou Na asks a question at a press conference on legislation work of the NPC on the sidelines of the second session of the 13th NPC in Beijing on March 9, 2019. /CGTN Photo ‍

Cheng said that surveys have been conducted in several provinces, and meetings were held so that voices could be heard from different sectors. The law is expected to be formulated in time.