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China deploys 60,000 soldiers to plant trees in bid to grow 6 million hectares of new forest this year

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China deploys 60,000 soldiers to plant trees in bid to grow 6 million hectares of new forest this year
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  A large regiment from the People's Liberation Army, along with some of the nation's armed police force, have been withdrawn from their posts on the northern border to work on non-military tasks inland.
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