"Green water and green mountains are golden mountains and silver mountains." August 15 this year marks the 15th anniversary of the concept of "two mountains". In the view of General Secretary Xi Jinping, green ecology is the greatest wealth, greatest advantage, and greatest brand. “As long as you are diligent and willing to work and guard the green waters and mountains, you will be able to reap gold and silver mountains.” .

"If you choose the right path, you must stick to it"

On March 30, 2020, General Secretary Xi Jinping visited Yu Village, Anji County, Zhejiang Province.

  In the 1970s, Yucun exploded the mountain to open a mine and set up a factory. The development was rapid, but the environmental pollution became more and more serious. In the face of dust covering the sky and frequent safety accidents, Yucun people are determined to shut down mines and cement plants and explore a new model of green development.

  In 2005, Xi Jinping, then secretary of the Zhejiang Provincial Party Committee, came to Yucun for an inspection. He heard the story of the change in the local development mode and praised Yucun’s choice as a "smart move." It was during that inspection that Xi Jinping first put forward the scientific thesis that "green water and green mountains are golden mountains and silver mountains". A week later, Xi Jinping published a comment in the Zhejiang Daily "Zhijiang Xinyu", and pointed out that if "ecological environmental advantages can be transformed into ecological economic advantages such as ecological agriculture, ecological industry, and ecological tourism, then green water and green mountains will become golden mountains." Silver Mountain".

  In the past 15 years, Yucun has embarked on a sustainable development path featuring ecological beauty, prosperity of the industry, and prosperity of the people. The construction of beautiful villages has become a reality in Yucun.

  After 15 years, he came to Yucun for inspection again. Xi Jinping said that Yucun’s current achievements prove that the path of green development is correct, and if the path is right, he must stick to it.

  In the first homestay founded by Yucun after shutting down the mines and taking the road of green development, Xi Jinping emphasized that the concept of "green water and green mountains are golden mountains and silver mountains" has become the consensus and action of the whole party and society, and has become the new development concept. An important part of. Practice has proved that economic development cannot be at the cost of destroying the ecology. The ecology itself is the economy, and protecting the ecology is the development of productivity.

  Xi Jinping hopes that the villagers will firmly follow the path of sustainable development, actively develop diversified operations under the premise of protecting the ecology, and better transform ecological benefits into economic and social benefits.

  "Protect the ecology, and the ecology will repay you." The plain words contain profound truths.

"The development of tourism cannot sacrifice the ecological environment and cannot engage in excessive commercial development"

  On March 31, 2020, General Secretary Xi Jinping visited the Xixi Wetland in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province to investigate the protection and utilization of Xixi Wetland.

  The beautiful Xixi Wetland has also been severely damaged by the urbanization process, and it has become a place where Hangzhou people "go around". In August 2003, with the advocacy and support of Xi Jinping, the Xixi Wetland Comprehensive Protection Project was launched. In 2005, Hangzhou Xixi National Wetland Park officially opened.

  Why is it said that green water and green mountains are golden and silver mountains? General Secretary Xi Jinping once replied: “If all other conditions are met, who would not want to invest, develop, work, live, and travel in a place with green waters and green mountains? In this sense, green mountains and green mountains. It is not only natural wealth, but also social wealth and economic wealth."

  How to use this wealth reasonably and effectively? In Xixi Wetland, Xi Jinping pointed out that wetland is valuable in the original ecology. The original ecology is the capital of tourism. The development of tourism cannot sacrifice the ecological environment, cannot engage in excessive commercial development, cannot build some buildings that affect the ecological environment, let alone private clubs, and make parks. Become a green space shared by the people.

  Nowadays, Xixi Wetland has become a new "net celebrity check-in place" in Hangzhou. Folk culture and specialty shops are favored by people. The Daxixi economic circle, cultural circle and life circle centered on Xixi Wetland are being formed.

"People live up to the green hills, and green hills will live up to others"

  Ankang City in Shaanxi Province is located in the core area of ​​the concentrated contiguous destitute areas in the Qinba Mountains. In Laoxian Town, Pinli County, Ankang City, the history of tea-growing has been recorded as early as the Tang Dynasty.

  General Secretary Xi Jinping has been very concerned about this phenomenon. He once pointed out at the Central Poverty Alleviation and Development Work Conference: "Nowadays, when many poor areas say they are poor, they say that they are poor in the mountains, high, and remote. In fact, you might as well look at it from a different perspective. article."

  On April 21, 2020, Xi Jinping took a car to Laoxian Town, Pingli County. Above the high mountains, spring breeze, spring rain, spring tea, clouds, mountains, seas of clouds, and cloud fields are endless.

  The local tea farmers told the general secretary about their annual harvest: there are land transfer fees for tea gardens and dividends. Those who are willing to participate in tea picking also have labor fees. "The tea picking season lasts three months every year. You can get more than two hundred yuan a day, and even a few hundred yuan. As you said, green water and green mountains are golden mountains and silver mountains!"

  It turned out that in the past two years, under the guidance of the Party Central Committee’s policies, the Su-Shan Poverty Alleviation Cooperation Project entered the village to build a modern demonstration park for the Nuwa Phoenix Tea Industry, forming a cooperation model of "Party Branch + Leading Enterprises + Poor Households", driving more than 100 households The income of the people in difficulties increased.

  Xi Jinping pointed out that people live up to the green hills, and green hills will definitely live up to others. Green water and green mountains are both natural wealth and economic wealth. He happily said: "I hope that the villagers will get rich because of tea, thrive on tea, and get rid of poverty and become well-off!"

  In Xi Jinping's view, building an ecological civilization is a big plan that concerns the well-being of the people and the future of the nation. He repeatedly emphasized, "In terms of ecological and environmental protection, we must calculate the big, long-term, overall, and comprehensive accounts. You can't lose big because of small things, lose money, eat everything, and seek quick success."

  Through the implementation of ecological poverty alleviation, more than 3 million poor people across the country have been lifted out of poverty and increased in income. At the same time, the area of ​​forest and grass vegetation in poverty-stricken areas has continued to increase, desertified land and soil erosion have continued to decrease, and the forest coverage rate has increased by more than 4% on average. The total output value of the forestry industry in 22 provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities in the central and western regions has reached 4.26 trillion yuan.

  Yue Xiaoqiao