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Winning back the land to turn the bare hills green

Updated: 2012-03-16 08:02
By Hu Meidong and Tan Zongyang in Changting, Fujian ( China Daily)

Winning back the land to turn the bare hills green

Fujian county hailed as a prime mover in fighting land erosion

When driving around Changting county in western Fujian province, you will be surprised to find the villages here are not covered in the red-painted slogans about family planning common in other rural parts of the country.

Instead, the rhyming slogans on the yellow mud brick walls and roadside signboards read "Love and protect forests, our beautiful homeland" or "Returning a piece of green to the forest, putting an inch of ground first for soil conservation".

Winning back the land to turn the bare hills green

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