Deng Xiaoping

Plant Trees Everywhere


Published: November and December 1982
Translated by: Unknown
Source: Deng Xiaoping Works
Transcription for MIA: Joonas Laine



Plant trees everywhere and make our country green in the interest of future generations.

(Message for a conference held by the People’s Liberation Army to review the experience in afforestation and to honour outstandingĀ unitsĀ and individuals for their work.)


This work should continue for 20 years and be more solid and successful every year. If it is to have substantial results, there must be a workable system of inspection, with rewards and penalties.

(Comments made on December 26, 1982, after reading a report by the Ministry of Forestry on the nationwide movement to plant trees.)