Faced with slack petroleum and coal industries, the Heilongjiang government has adjusted emphasis to support the rising green food industry. It has made full use of local agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry and fisheries to speed up development of the sector, said the local government. The food industry’s added value increased 19.9 percent year-on-year in 2013 and 22 percent in the first quarter this year, according to a report released by the Heilongjiang Development and Reform Commission…Full Article: China Daily Sept 2014

Key Points

  • According to the article, Heilongjiang has 763 “green food” products that have been approved for sale in Hong Kong.
  • It is hoped that a commercial logging ban in Heilongjiang’s Greater and Lesser Khingan Mountains (bordering Mongolia and Russia, respectively) will improve the soil and water conditions of the province.

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  • In April 2014, China banned commercial logging in Heilongjiang’s natural forests in order to protect the ecosystem and ensure the sustainable development of the province’s forests.

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