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Green transformation of China's resource-exhausted city
June 24,2022   By:Xinhua
June 24, 2022 -- Fuxin, a once resource-exhausted city in northeast China's Liaoning Province, has embraced green transformation.
 
The city, known for its plentiful mineral resources, boasts a long history of coal mining. It served as one of China's main sources of coal for industrial use.
 
Later, this major energy provider suffered exacerbating resource depletion and environmental pollution.
 
In 2001, Fuxin was listed as China's first resource-exhausted city to undergo pilot transformation. Since then, the local government has been seeking ways to rejuvenate the old mines.
 
Renewable energy, such as wind and solar power, is being developed in Fuxin. The installed capacity of new energy has reached 2.81 million KW, accounting for around one third of the total in Liaoning Province.
 
The city has also turned the mine pits into venues for fashionable events. Thrilling motor racing tournaments and exciting music festivals held in the open-cast mines have attracted over 300,000 people.
 
In April 2021, China's Ministry of Ecology and Environment approved 36 pilot projects nationwide for ecological protection-oriented development, with Fuxin's mine renovation included.

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