In Baotou, the number of couples responding to China's major one-child policy change this past Jan 1 has resulted in "steady growth" in those opting to have a second child, which in turn is expected to cause a boom in the economy as the policy takes full effect.
When the city of Hohhot, Inner Mongolia put on some "cultural heritage" performances, Feb 21 - 23, they included national, regional, and city cultural items in nine banner counties.
The Human Resources and Social Security Department of Inner Mongolia reports on Feb 23 that it will find more jobs for the surplus labor force in rural areas and help more than 2,450,000 farmers and herdsmen get work elsewhere.
The Dashengkui cultural zone in the city of Hohhot, Inner Mongolia put on a Lantern Festival temple fair, on Feb 22, bringing in many folk artist teams for a traditional folk art "club fire" activity, with a large number of residents coming to enjoy the event.
Dozens of booths have been set up to sell handmade arts and crafts at a Temple Fair in Baotou.
The Bureau of Landscape in the city of Hohhot, Inner Mongolia held its annual spring landscaping and tree-planting activity, on Feb 22, with landscapers planting trees in Halaqin Park and Chilechuan Park and along several main roads.
For the Lantern Festival which falls on Feb 22 this year, the residents of the city of Hohhot, came out on the evening before to Dazhao Square and old Saishang Street and Guanyin Temple to enjoy the huge display of lanterns.
The agriculture and animal husbandry bureau of Inner Mongolia has reported on Feb 17, that their grassland vegetation amounted to 43.8 percent last year, for a 6.7 percent increase over the 2010 figure, and 13.8 percent more than for 2000, and a marked improvement in three ecological problems – the sandy wasteland, the deterioration of the area, and the salinization.
A fire ceremony held to pray for blessings commenced Bayannur of Inner Mongolia autonomous region on Jan 20.
Inner Mongolia has promoted winter tourism via an assortment of festivals and events and to present its natural resources alongside unique nomadic culture.