The Beautiful Transformation of Arxan City
Located in the north-western part of Hinggan League in Inner Mongolia, Arxan is a border city that straddles the south-western foothills of the Greater Hinggan Range.
To safeguard its precious natural environment, the city made forest and grassland protection a priority. Starting in 2002, it prohibited grazing and returned cultivated land to its original state. In 2012, it became the first city in Inner Mongolia to stop logging in state-owned forests. Nowadays forest coverage for the entire city stands at 81.2% and vegetation coverage is over 95%. The quality of all ground and surface water in the city is up to Grade III. Now the city has become a showcase for green development in Inner Mongolia.