Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, May 16th,

title : "Without his protection and support, Three Lanes and Seven Alleys would be long gone"

  Editor's note: Xinhua News Agency recently released the newsletter "Xi Jinping's Cultural Feelings", which showed General Secretary Xi Jinping's extremely firm cultural self-confidence and profound cultural feelings, which aroused strong repercussions from all walks of life.

From now on, Xinhua News Agency will open a column with the title of "Xi Jinping's Cultural Feelings" and launch a series of reports, returning to visit the cultural figures and cultural undertakings that General Secretary Xi Jinping has cared about, and use vivid and down-to-earth stories to evoke warm memories and relive deep feelings. Entrusted, more firmly protect the historical consciousness and cultural self-confidence of the cultural roots of the Chinese nation.

  Xinhua News Agency reporters Jiang Xiao, Xu Xueyi and Bao Yuhan

  On the afternoon of March 24, 2021, General Secretary Xi Jinping, who was inspecting Fuzhou, walked into the historical and cultural district of Three Lanes and Seven Alleys, and the ancient city was boiling.

  "Protecting traditional neighborhoods, ancient buildings, and cultural relics means preserving the city's history and context. We must cherish and respect ancient buildings, old houses, and old neighborhoods."

  The speaker is sincere, and the listener is moved.

  Between General Secretary Xi Jinping and this ancient street, there is a guardianship spanning 30 years.

  The Three Lanes and Seven Alleys in Fuzhou, known as the "Lifang System Living Fossil", have witnessed thousands of years of historical changes.

In the 1980s, under the impact of the urban development boom, it was in danger for a time.

  In the north corner of the alley, the former residence of Lin Juemin stands quietly and downtown.

On the stele of cultural relic protection in front of its gate, the word "demolition" is written impressively.

  At a critical juncture, an on-site office meeting for cultural relics was held in Lin Juemin's former residence.

Xi Jinping, then secretary of the Fuzhou Municipal Party Committee, made a final decision at the meeting: "We must protect, restore and utilize the cultural relics in the city in our hands. descendants."

  The change from "demolition" to "repair" shows the foresight and courage of city managers.

  "It took more than 100 days to rush to repair this place! Soon after, other historical buildings in the Three Lanes and Seven Alleys were also repaired and protected." Still fresh, and has been thinking of General Secretary Xi Jinping, "Without his protection and support, Three Lanes and Seven Alleys would be long gone!"

  Promote the determination of relevant regulations on cultural heritage protection, establish cultural relics bureaus and archaeological teams, and require the cultural relics department to seal when urban construction projects are approved... During his work in Fuzhou, Xi Jinping laid the foundation for the establishment of a long-term mechanism for local cultural heritage protection.

  "From the protection of cultural relics themselves, to the promotion of the whole society's awareness of cultural relics protection, cultural construction and economic construction are regarded as equally important. This is the wisdom and wealth that General Secretary Xi Jinping has left us." Zheng Guozhen, former director of the Fujian Provincial Bureau of Cultural Relics, said.

  More than 30 years have passed, from "preserving" to "living", the living heritage of Three Lanes and Seven Alleys is full of new vitality.

  Walking into the Three Lanes and Seven Alleys, you can see the white walls, black tiles, flying eaves and warped corners, which contrast with folk art formats such as cork paintings, oil-paper umbrellas, and Shoushan stones. "Intimate contact" with buildings in Ming and Qing Dynasties... "Ancient house + intangible cultural heritage" creates characteristic cultural tourism, and the Three Lanes and Seven Alleys are "revitalized" and utilized in the protection, and continue to release vitality.

  "The shadow of the sparse plums and the moon outside the window is vaguely hidden..." Chen Yongjian, who is over seventy years old, is a volunteer instructor at Three Lanes and Seven Alleys in Fuzhou.

He likes to arrange the first stop of the explanation at the former residence of Lin Juemin, and recites "Book with His Wife" affectionately for tourists in the newly furnished exhibition hall.

  "The scene clips on the projection wall can make tourists feel the same way. Many people have tears in their eyes." Chen Yongjian said, "The overall improvement of the exhibition of Lin Juemin's former residence is a relay for the protection of the cultural heritage of the Three Lanes and Seven Alleys."

  Repair and protection, continue the life of cultural relics and ancient buildings; cultural traditions, nourish the soul of a nation.

  "Many people who live overseas make a special trip to Sanfang Qixiang after returning." Born and raised in Sanfang Qixiang, Chen Yongjian has a deep affection for this place, "I have heard the stories of Lin Zexu, Shen Baozhen and other people with lofty ideals since I was a child. Great, the national integrity of 'gou Li's country lives and dies, how can it be avoided because of good or bad' inspires me. Now I stand in this ancient building and tell their stories, and I am more confident and confident."

  Twenty years ago, when Xi Jinping was invited to write a preface to the book "Fuzhou Ancient Houses", he wrote: "To protect ancient buildings and cultural relics is to preserve history, preserve the cultural context of the city, and preserve the intangible fine traditions of historical and cultural cities... …”

  As the years go by, the feelings remain the same.

  Visited Yongqingfang in Guangzhou, stressing that "urban planning and construction should attach great importance to historical and cultural protection, do not rush for quick success, and do not demolish large-scale construction";

  Walking into Beijing Hutong, he proposed to "unify the transformation and upgrading of the old city with the protection of historical relics and the preservation of historical context";

  Climb the ancient city wall of Pingyao, requiring "reverence for history, culture, and ecology";

  ...

  General Secretary Xi Jinping has always been full of deep affection for history and culture, always attached great importance to the protection of ancient streets and ancient cities, and guarded the roots of national culture.

  "Be the inheritor of excellent traditional culture" "The Chinese excellent traditional culture created and continued by the Chinese nation in the thousands of years of history is the root and soul of the Chinese nation" "The broad and profound Chinese excellent traditional culture is our firm foothold in the turmoil of world culture. The foundation of the heel".

  From protecting an alley, to cherishing a city, to governing a country, in the heart of General Secretary Xi Jinping, cultural feelings are integrated into family affairs, state affairs, and world affairs, and historical responsibility runs through yesterday, today and tomorrow.

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