Harvesting harmony with nature

China’s ancient affinity with the natural world lies behind Saihanba’s transformation into a lush forest

“In ancient Chinese philosophy, nature and everything in it are equal. Together, we are one. This is why ancient philosophy requires us to treat nature with kindness and reverence.” GUO WENBIN Expert in traditional culture

By CHENG YUEZHU chengyuezhu@chinadaily.com.cn Zhang Yu contributed to this story.

Editor’s note: China’s ancient wisdom informs its contemporary leadership. In this series, China Daily explores how age-old principles and philosophies continue to steer the nation’s governance. From a barren wilderness that encouraged severe...

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