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Xu Jinglei awarded title of 'environmental ambassador'
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Chinese mainland actress Xu Jinglei was awarded the honor of "China Environmental Ambassador" in Beijing on Tuesday, April 22, 2008. [Photo: ent.sina.com.cn]

Chinese actress Xu Jinglei was awarded the honorary title of "China Environmental Ambassador" at an awarding ceremony cosponsored by the Ministry of Environmental Protection and the United Nations Development Program on World Earth Day, April 22.

Xu Jinglei is one among the ten people that were given this honor. The media hails the ten ambassadors as doing the best in raising awareness for environmental protection.

While asked why Xu Jinglei was given this title, the spokesman of the event revealed that though Xu Jinglei is not a professional environmentalist, she maintains environment-friendly living habits in her daily life and has been involved in various charity activities for environmental protection. At the same time, Xu Jinglei's personal image also has great credibility, so she can take on the responsibility entrusted by this honor.

Xu Jinglei also made her own commitment at the event, said she will put empty slogans into practice to set a good example in leading an environmentally friendly life, and to increase people's awareness for environmental protection.

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