LAND RESTORATION IN CHINA
- Publish Date: 1992-03-20
- land use /
- land restoration
Abstract: China has a land area of 9.6 million km2, 65% of the total land area of the world. Only 14.2% is cultivated at present, 0.5% is under fruit trees, 34.8% is in grazing. 17.2% is under forests, 2.6% is used for industry, communication and urban purposes, and 3.5% is covered by water. Of the remaining 27.2%, much is high and barren desert, or under permanent snowfields, or not yet used, or unable to be used with available technologies. Land resources have not been properly developed in some parts of China, owing to the pressure from population growth and other socioeconomic problems. For China as a whole, land restoration has made great progress. One solution is to increase the crop land area through reclamation.
|Citation:||Guo Huancheng, Wu Dengru, Zhu Hongxing. LAND RESTORATION IN CHINA[J]. Chinese Geographical Science, 1992, 2(1): 10-17.|