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China exploring multiple benefits of national parks
Author :   Source : Chinese Social Sciences Today 2016-12-12
China began to establish its national park system in 2015 and nine pilot parks have been established since. From Nov. 26 to 27, scholars gathered at the Ecological Civilization and China National Park System Establishment Symposium held in Shanghai to reflect on the national park system in China. Wu Chengzhao, a professor of urban planning from Tongji University, said national parks have synthesized value as well as local and regional importances. The national park system may be more comprehensively understood if put into the framework of the nation’s establishment of an ecological civilization, said Su Yang, a research fellow from the Development Research Center of the State Council, adding that the protection of national parks cannot be fulfilled without relevant planning and platforms. Whether the relationship between national parks and the local community system is properly tackled is vital to the protection of national parks, Su said.