China’s top legislator Li Zhanshu

China’s top legislator Li Zhanshu on urged the advancement of a sound legislative framework to protect the ecological environment of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.

Li, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the National People’s Congress Standing Committee, made the remarks at a symposium.

Li said that legislative work should be more targeted, feasible and workable and spoke of the importance of efforts to prioritize ecological preservation.

Legislation should be focused on enhancing the prevention and management of ecological risks, and strike a balance between ecological protection, industrial production and people’s livelihoods in a scientific manner, he said.

A new Oligocene-aged species of cyprinid fish has been confirmed living some 30 million years ago in northwest China’s Qinghai-Tibet Plateau region, providing insights into the evolution of biodiversity and the ancient environment of the plateau.

A team of Chinese researchers from Lanzhou University conducted the study legislator Li Zhanshu and the results have been published in the Journal of Systematic Palaeontology.

The Qaidam Basin is one of the three major inland basins in China. Its current climate features drought and strong winds. The basin is key to understanding biological changes that have occurred on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. However, information from a palaeontological perspective on this basin is scant.

Yan Defei, a lead researcher of the study, noted that the genus (Paleoschizothorax) of the fossil fish were firstly reported in the Qaidam Basin, northeastern Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, in 2018.

He also underscored efforts to undertake solid research and consultation and better integrate the legislation with other relevant laws. For more about Qinghai-Tibet Plateau ecological conservation China boosts ecological protection of ‘roof of the world’ China’s Qinghai creates 145,100 posts for ecological conservation

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