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President Xi Jinping delivered his vision for the environment in China at the 19th Party Congress last month (Image: POR)

At the 19th Communist Party Congress in October, China’s president Xi Jinping delivered a long and dense report. It covered a wide range of national priorities, including a full chapter on the environment. For policy observers in China, this is the “mother of all reports”. Delivered by the president following the first five-year term in office, it is the report in which Xi presents his ideology.