Caixin
Jan 11, 2022 05:16 PM
CHINA

In Depth: Scenic Yunnan Battles to Protect Its Lakes

Tourists take in the sights at Nandianchi National Wetland Park in November 2019 in Kunming, Southwest China’s Yunnan province. Photo: VCG
Tourists take in the sights at Nandianchi National Wetland Park in November 2019 in Kunming, Southwest China’s Yunnan province. Photo: VCG

On a sunny November day, Zhang Mei sat at a terrace on Changyao Mountain in Kunming, capital of Yunnan province in Southwest China.

At the foot of the mountain lies a protected segment of Dianchi Lake, where newly planted pine trees are still too small to cast shadows on the yellow-brown soil.

Just over six months ago, this area was packed with expensive villas. Not any more, as the buildings, deemed illegally constructed, have been demolished and replaced by plants.

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