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China contributes 10% of world's new plant varieties in past decade: white paper

China contributes 10% of world's new plant varieties in past decade: white paper

China, plant, PRC, Biogenetic resources, Biodiversity
An aerial view of the Xuejiawa ecological park on the eastern shore of Yangtze River in Ma'anshan, Anhui province. Photo by Zhang Mingwei/Xinhua.
An aerial view of the Xuejiawa ecological park on the eastern shore of Yangtze River in Ma'anshan, Anhui province. Photo by Zhang Mingwei/Xinhua.

China has contributed up to 10% of the new plant varieties identified worldwide in the past decade, according to a white paper released by the State Council Information Office, according to The Xinhua News Agency reports.

"In this period, the country has identified about 200 new varieties of plants per annum", – said the white paper titled "Biodiversity Conservation in China."

"To strengthen the supervision of biogenetic resources, China has conducted surveys on essential biogenetic resources and conservation performance evaluations, which aimed to identify the scale, distribution, conservation and utilization of these resources", – it said.

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