First observation | The special "view on wealth" mentioned by General Secretary Xi Jinping

  "Ecology is resources and wealth, and is our treasure." This is an important point raised by General Secretary Xi Jinping during his inspection of Qinghai Lake on the afternoon of June 8.

  From green waters and green mountains to golden mountains and silver mountains, to ecology as resources and wealth, General Secretary Xi Jinping emphasized that ecology itself is value.

This special "view on wealth" has important guiding significance for establishing a correct view of ecology and development, and deepening the construction of ecological civilization.

Ecology itself is value

  An unforgettable scene during the National Two Sessions this year-

  On the afternoon of March 7th, in the East Hall of the Great Hall of the People, the Qinghai delegation deliberated at the scene. Representative Kong Qingju took out a photo for General Secretary Xi Jinping, who was sitting opposite, to watch.

  In one photo, a desert cat walking in the grass; the other is a snow leopard walking in the trees.

"Rare species that were rare in the past are now appearing frequently." Kong Qingju said.

  "This shows that ecological protection has taken effect." General Secretary Xi Jinping pointed out that in particular, everyone's awareness of ecological protection has also increased and they have seen the economic value of the ecology itself.

  In the delegation of Inner Mongolia, representative Zhou Yizhe told General Secretary Xi Jinping how forestry workers had changed from "tree-cutters" to "tree-watchers", and the forest areas were recuperating.

In 2018, the total value of forest and wetland ecosystem services in his forest area was 615.974 billion yuan.

  General Secretary Xi Jinping said: "The total ecological value you mentioned is the concept of green GDP, which shows that the ecology itself is value. There is not only the value of the forest itself, but also the green lung effect, which can also bring tourism and underforest. Economy etc."

  The ecology itself is the economy, and protecting the ecology is the development of productive forces.

Only with the "wealth view" of "ecology is resources and wealth" can we adhere to the correct ecological view and development view.

  Looking to the future, in the "14th Five-Year Plan" and beyond, my country's economic and social development must anchor the theme of high-quality development, and adherence to ecological priority and adherence to green development are the proper meanings of it.

  In the first year of the "14th Five-Year Plan", General Secretary Xi Jinping went to local areas for investigation and research. It is an important arrangement to look at the mountains and the water and see the ecology.

  In February, on the banks of the Wujiang River in Guizhou Province, it was emphasized that the two bottom lines of development and ecology should be maintained, and efforts should be made to find a new path of ecological priority and green development.

  In March, in Fujian, we inspected the Wuyi Mountain National Park, investigated the reform of the collective forest tenure system, and understood the comprehensive management of the urban water system in Fuzhou. The ecological construction of the ecological province became an important part of the inspection.

  In April, in Guilin, Guangxi, "adhering to the correct ecological and development concept" was put forward.

  In May, in Nanyang, Henan, chaired a symposium on promoting the high-quality development of the follow-up project of the South-to-North Water Diversion Project, emphasizing "adhering to the integrated protection and systematic management of mountains, waters, forests, fields, lakes, and sand".

  Local inspection is conducted once a month, and ecological civilization construction must be discussed every time.

From this frequency and intensity, it is not difficult to see how much General Secretary Xi Jinping attaches importance to promoting the implementation of the "three news" (new development stages, new development concepts, and new development patterns).

  Only by adhering to this "wealth view" can we consciously abandon the old road of pollution first and control afterwards, and embark on a new path of ecological priority and green development.

Rectify the problem of ecological damage-grasp implementation and feedback

  During this visit to Qinghai, the General Secretary once again learned about the ecological and environmental protection of the Qilian Mountains.

Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Xie Huanchi

  Qilian Mountain is an important ecological security barrier in western my country, an important water source and runoff area in the Yellow River Basin, and a priority area for biodiversity protection in my country.

In the past, excessive and disorderly development left a deep wound on Qilian Mountain.

  Regarding the local ecological damage of the Qilian Mountains, General Secretary Xi Jinping has issued important instructions many times, demanding resolute rectification.

In July 2017, the Central Office and the Office of the State Council notified the ecological environment of the Qilian Mountain National Nature Reserve in Gansu, and hundreds of people were held accountable.

  General Secretary Xi Jinping has been paying close attention to the effectiveness of the ecological restoration of Qilian Mountains.

In August 2019, during his visit to Gansu, the general secretary went deep into the Damaying grassland at the northern foot of the Qilian Mountains to learn about the ecological restoration and protection of the Qilian Mountains.

This year, when I participated in the deliberation of the Qinghai delegation of the National People's Congress, I asked the representatives of the National People's Congress about the comprehensive improvement of the Muli Coal Mine in the hinterland of the southern foot of the Qilian Mountains.

  This is true for the Qilian Mountains, the illegal construction of villas in the Qinling Mountains, the regulation of the Fen River, and the protection of the Yangtze River.

  General Secretary Xi Jinping held on to highlighting the ecological and environmental issues, and went to the field for acceptance inspections in person, releasing a strong signal that the Party Central Committee will never relax in the construction of ecological civilization.

In some places, we must not have a fluke and wait-and-see attitude.

From "outstanding" to "first place" to "conservation"

  "I went to see Sanjiangyuan and Qilian Mountain before, and this time I specifically came to see Qinghai Lake." General Secretary Xi Jinping said.

Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Li Xueren

  A "speciality" demonstrates Qinghai's ecological and environmental protection, which is of extraordinary significance in the mind of the General Secretary.

  Because Qinghai's ecological status is important and special.

Located in the hinterland of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, Qinghai is the "source of the Three Rivers" and the "Chinese Water Tower". It is an extremely important water conservation site and national ecological security barrier in China. It has a unique and irreplaceable role in maintaining national ecological security.

The construction of ecological civilization in Qinghai is not only related to the development of Qinghai itself, but also related to the ecological security of the country and the world.

  The last time General Secretary Xi Jinping visited Qinghai in August 2016.

At that time, the General Secretary emphasized that the greatest value of Qinghai lies in ecology, the greatest responsibility lies in ecology, and the greatest potential lies in ecology. The construction of ecological civilization must be placed in a

prominent

position.

  When participating in this year's National People's Congress of Qinghai delegations to consider, General Secretary Xi Jinping pointed out that the ecological protection in

the first place

, reflects the political consciousness of ecological protection.

  From "outstanding" to "first place", the term has changed in five years, and the general secretary's emphasis on Qinghai's ecological and environmental protection can be seen.

  This time, by the Qinghai Lake, the general secretary once again urged: "Protect the natural ecology,

conserve

natural resources, and maintain biodiversity."

  The term "conservation" is used unusually-

  Ecology, like our children, is our future.

  Lead writer: Gao Jing

  Producer: Zhao Cheng

  Planning: Huo Xiaoguang

  Coordinator: Zhang Xiaosong, Zou Wei, Dong Jun, Wang Xuan

  Vision | Editor: Yang Wenrong, Zhang Huihui, Bao Yuhan

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