On the morning of March 27, 168 ministerial-level leaders from the departments directly under the CPC Central Committee, ministries and commissions participated in voluntary tree planting activity with the theme of "building a green home" in the tree planting site in Changyang town, Beijing's Fangshang District.
The activity is co-sponsored by the National Afforestation Committee, the Afforestation Committee of Central Government Departments and the Beijing Capital Greening Commission. The campaign was launched in 2002 and has been continually held in Beijing in last nine years. More than 1,600 people have taken part in the activity, with a total of more than 17,540 trees planted and nine minister memorial forests built up.
By People's Daily Online