Chinese President Xi Jinping participated in a voluntary tree-planting activity in Beijing and called for nationwide reforestation efforts to jointly build a Beautiful China.

Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks while participating in a tree-planting activity at a forest park in Tongzhou District.

Alongside other leaders including Li Qiang, Zhao Leji, Wang Huning, Cai Qi, Ding Xuexiang, Li Xi and Han Zheng, he said the tree planting activity aims to call on all people to take action and join the efforts of tree planting and afforestation to add a greener hue to the construction of a Beautiful China.

At the planting site, Xi waved to the crowd to extend greetings and then picked up a shovel to join in the activity. He planted seedlings of various types of trees.

While planting, he also asked local children about their study, life and their participation in work and sports. He highlighted that young children need to engage in work and forestry from childhood and develop their awareness to revere and love nature.



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