Current Affairs News Eye丨Participating in voluntary tree planting in the capital for 10 consecutive years, Xi Jinping issued such a call

  On April 2, 2013, when participating in the voluntary tree-planting activity in the capital, Xi Jinping said that the voluntary tree-planting should be carried out in an in-depth and long-lasting manner.

Every spring day, it is a constant promise to plant new green on our hands.

  This year is the 10th consecutive year that Xi Jinping has participated in the voluntary tree planting in the capital since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China.

What did the general secretary emphasize at the voluntary tree planting site?

After 10 years of planting trees, what thoughts have been precipitated and what signals have been sent?

"Current Affairs News Eye" interprets it for you.

How to choose a tree planting point?

from afforestation planning

  On the morning of March 30, Xi Jinping came to the tree-planting site in Huangcun Town, Daxing District, Beijing, to participate in voluntary tree-planting with the people in the capital.

  This is the third time that the General Secretary has planted trees in Daxing District in ten years. The first two were in Xihongmen Town in 2016 and Jiugong Town in 2020.

△The tree planting site on the day is located in Daxing New City Urban Leisure Park.

(Photographed by CCTV reporters Liu Yue and Lu Bodi)

  In 2015, when reviewing the activity plan on the eve of tree planting, Xi Jinping made clear instructions on the adjustment of the plan, one of which was, "The tree planting point should be selected in the afforestation plan, and the place where the masses will plant trees should not be arranged separately."

  In recent years, the tree-planting sites that the general secretary went to have one thing in common, that is, they are used for greening construction through planning and transformation.

△ The willow trees in the park have just pulled out new leaves.

(Photographed by CCTV reporter Cheng Cheng)

  For example, in 2015, the tree planting site in Sunhe Township, Chaoyang District, was transformed from a farmers market into a green space.

In 2019, the tree planting site in Yongshun Town, Tongzhou District, was to relocate and vacate the original chemical factory for greening construction.

This year's tree-planting sites are planned to be urban parks from reservoir tidal flats.

  The change in the "identity" of the tree planting point reflects the change in the concept of ecological civilization construction in the past decade.

△Comparison before and after the reconstruction of Langfa area in Huangcun Town, Daxing District, Beijing.

(Provided by CCTV reporter Jia Lin)

Message to "Saplings": The role of "labor" cannot be ignored

  Children are the continuing force of the greening cause of the motherland.

For the past ten years, except for the absence in 2020 due to the epidemic, the Young Pioneers have planted greenery with Xi Jinping every year.

  The general secretary once specially instructed that when planting trees, "primary students should not be selected from the whole city, but organize several classes nearby to participate, and not a child will be left behind. Children are lively by nature, and it doesn't matter if they play while planting trees. The main purpose is to cultivate the awareness of loving labor and beautifying the environment. ."

△The voluntary tree planting site on the day.

(Photographed by CCTV reporters Zhang Yu and Zhao Peng)

  In the face of the "small saplings" of the motherland, Xi Jinping always makes an earnest message.

In 2013, he told the children that the body is the capital for success in all struggles in life. Children should pay attention to strengthening physical exercise, and families, schools and society should create conditions for children to strengthen their physique, so that they can grow up healthily like small trees.

△ This is Young Pioneer Yang Tianqing (female) and Wang Muhan (male) from No. 2 Primary School in Daxing District.

(Photographed by CCTV reporter Zhao Hua)

  At the tree planting site last year, the general secretary said that diligence is the basic quality of human beings, and encouraged the children to "study hard and make progress every day, as well as be strong in body and will."

  This year, he once again instructed the Young Pioneers to develop all-round development of morality, intelligence, body, beauty and labor, not to ignore the role of "labor", to cultivate labor awareness, environmental protection awareness, and conservation awareness from an early age. Do it.

△ The young pioneers shovel and shovel the soil.

(Photographed by CCTV reporter Guo Hong)

  Every year, the exhortations at the tree planting site are full of deep meaning: grow up healthily like a small tree, and hopefully become a pillar of talent.

Sow the seeds of ecological civilization in the hearts of young people, and the cause of afforestation and greening will have successors.

Why take so long?

"Miracle" and "debt" coexist

  "Current Affairs News Eye" learned that at present, the country's forest area has reached 220 million hectares, and the forest stock volume has exceeded 17.5 billion cubic meters. These two indicators have maintained "double growth" for more than 30 consecutive years. China has become the country with the largest increase in forest resources in the world.

  This outstanding green transcript comes from hard work.

At this year's tree planting site, the general secretary said that since the founding of the People's Republic of China, the party has united and led the people of all ethnic groups in the country to plant trees and green the motherland, making historic achievements and creating an ecological miracle that has attracted worldwide attention.

△ This is the pine tree planted by the general secretary that day.

(Photographed by CCTV reporter Shi Cheng)

  We are happy to see ecological achievements, but we cannot ignore ecological debts.

  The general secretary pointed out the existing problems at the tree planting site many times: "The ecological debt is still very large, and the environmental problems are still serious" "my country's ecological debt is still very large, lack of forests and green, and ecological fragility is still a problem that needs to be solved with great efforts. "The problem of insufficient total amount and low quality of forest and grass resources in my country is still prominent"...

  At this year's tree-planting site, the General Secretary re-emphasized that we must also see that the protection and restoration of ecosystems and the fundamental improvement of the ecological environment cannot be achieved overnight. Long-term and hard work is still required, and we must persevere and gallop.

△ A shovel at the tree planting site.

(Photographed by CCTV reporter Zhao Hua)

  At the tree planting site in 2015, Xi Jinping said that we must strengthen green awareness, strengthen ecological restoration and ecological protection.

This is a historic moment.

  At this year's tree planting site, he emphasized that now, the construction of my country's ecological civilization has entered a critical period in which the improvement of the ecological environment has changed from quantitative to qualitative.

  From such expressions as "historic moments" and "critical periods", it is not difficult for people to understand the urgency of the task.

  Don't wait for me, take action!

△ Double-petaled elm leaf plum.

(Photographed by CCTV reporter Yang Xinyu)

Achieving the 'Dual Carbon' Goal: Forests are a 'Carbon Pool'

  In September 2020, Xi Jinping announced to the world that China will strive to achieve carbon peaking by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2060.

  At the tree planting site last year, the general secretary emphasized the need to increase forest area, improve forest quality, and increase the increase in ecosystem carbon sinks, so as to make greater contributions to achieving my country's carbon peak carbon neutrality goal and maintaining global ecological security.

△ Forsythia.

(Photographed by CCTV reporter Fan Yiming)

  Just like banks store cash, forests can store carbon dioxide through plant photosynthesis.

At present, the total carbon storage of forest vegetation in China has reached 9.2 billion tons.

  At this year's tree planting site, Xi Jinping said that the forest is a reservoir, a money bank, and a grain depot, and now a "carbon bank" should be added.

  Cognition is constantly being refreshed, and the road is getting wider and wider.

△ White bark pine.

(Photographed by CCTV reporter Li Hui)

  Forests and grasslands will play an important role in China's "dual carbon" goal.

On January 24 this year, when presiding over the 36th collective study of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, Xi Jinping pointed out that it is necessary to promote the integrated protection and systematic governance of mountains, rivers, forests, fields, lakes, grass and sand, and consolidate and enhance the carbon sink capacity of the ecosystem.

  At the tree planting site, he once again emphasized that it is necessary to scientifically carry out land greening, improve the total amount and quality of forest and grass resources, and consolidate and enhance the carbon sink capacity of the ecosystem.

  It is also in this tree planting activity that Xi Jinping proposed that "the prosperity of forests and grasses is the prosperity of ecology".

△ Magnolia.

(Photographed by CCTV reporter Yang Xinyu)

Talking about the "Saihanba Spirit" again: Let the splendid rivers and mountains benefit the people

  In August 2021, Xi Jinping inspected the Saihanba Mechanical Forest Farm.

In the face of millions of acres of artificial green forests, he praised the forest farm staff for creating the Saihanba spirit of keeping in mind the mission, hard work, and green development with practical actions.

  After more than half a year, at the voluntary tree planting site this year, the general secretary talked about the spirit of Saihanba again.

He emphasized that it is necessary to carry forward the spirit of Saihanba, continue to promote the work of voluntary tree planting by the whole people, innovate methods and methods, strengthen publicity and education, and organize voluntary tree planting activities in a scientific, frugal and pragmatic manner.

△ Saihanba Forest Farm.

(Photographed by Pan Yi, a reporter from CCTV)

  People gather firewood and the flames are high, and people plant trees into forests.

  Xi Jinping has emphasized many times that we must carry forward the Chinese tradition of loving trees, planting trees and protecting trees, mobilizing the whole country, the whole people, and the whole society to participate in, and deeply promote large-scale land greening actions.

  At this year's tree planting site, the general secretary called on everyone to be practitioners and promoters of ecological civilization construction, persevere and make contributions for a long time, so that our motherland has bluer skies, greener mountains, cleaner water and better ecological environment.

  Trees in ten years, people in a hundred years.

General Secretary Xi Jinping has planted trees with shovels for 10 consecutive years, adding a touch of green to the capital, arousing the action of putting on green clothes for the mountains and rivers of the motherland, and sowing the seeds of green into the heart to grow in the spring.

  Producer丨Shen Yong Gong Xuehui

  Chief Writer丨Yu Zhenyi

  Reporter丨Li Zheng Yang Xinyu Zhao Hua

  Vision丨Chen Kuo and Zhang Jing