Shanxi province has extended its eco-friendly economic transformation.
Lyuliang eradicated absolute poverty through labor skills training and offering jobs related to tree-planting or forest management.
Youyu is now an eco-friendly county with forest coverage of over 56 percent, thanks to greening efforts by generations of locals.
Shanxi has treated over 18,000 square km of land to battle water and soil erosion over the past five years.
Shanxi province has so far reportedly completed afforestation covering over 200 square kilometers since it started this year's spring afforestation work.
Shanxi province will further ecological restoration of two mountains, seven rivers and one basin during the 14th Five Year Plan period (2021-25).
Shanxi completed sand encroachment and erosion prevention and control covering 3,866 sq km between 2016 and 2020.