China to have 'forest chiefs'
China has issued a guideline to implement a "forest chief" plan nationwide amid the country's continuous efforts to protect forests and grasslands. It was issued by the general offices of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the State Council and urged that the "forest chief" plan be rolled out nationwide by June 2022. "General forest chiefs" should be appointed in all provincial-level regions, the guideline said.
It clarified all levels of a forest chief’s responsibilities in protecting forest and grassland resources.