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BEIJING, Jan. 5 (Xinhua) -- China's forestry authority has made a plan to boost the domestic forestry industry and increase its forest resources to the world's average by 2050.

The plan unveiled by Zhang Jianlong, chief of State Forestry Administration, at a conference which closed on Friday, is the latest move taken by government sectors to implement the ruling party's modernization blueprint.

At its 19th National Congress in November, China's ruling party decided to make the country prosperous, strong, democratic, culturally advanced, harmonious and beautiful by 2050.

Zhang said that by 2050, China's forest stock will expand to 26.5 billion cubic meters, and 72 percent of the growth of forestry industry will come from technological advancement.

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