China reassigns 60,000 soldiers to plant trees in bid to fight pollution | The Independent

China reassigns 60,000 soldiers to plant trees in bid to fight pollution | The Independent

China has reportedly reassigned over 60,000 soldiers to plant trees in a bid to combat pollution by increasing the country’s forest coverage.

A large regiment from the People’s Liberation Army, along with some of the nation’s armed police force, have been withdrawn from their posts on the northern border to work on non-military tasks inland.

via China reassigns 60,000 soldiers to plant trees in bid to fight pollution | The Independent