Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, June 4th, title: "Strive to build a modernization of harmonious coexistence between man and nature" - a vivid practice of Xi Jinping's ecological civilization thought

  Xinhua News Agency reporter

  "Building an ecological civilization is related to the well-being of the people and the future of the nation."

  Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, General Secretary Xi Jinping has made a series of important judgments on the construction of ecological civilization, forming Xi Jinping's ecological civilization thought, and raising our party's understanding of the laws of ecological civilization construction to a new level.

  Guided by Xi Jinping's thought on ecological civilization, hundreds of millions of people have been galloping and making contributions for a long time, adhering to the concept of "lucid waters and lush mountains are invaluable assets", striving to build a modernization where man and nature coexist in harmony, and contribute to the joint construction of a clean and beautiful world. Wisdom and Chinese power.

Ecological prosperity leads to civilization prosperity - "The construction of ecological civilization is the fundamental plan related to the sustainable development of the Chinese nation"

  Hainan Tropical Rainforest National Park in April, the mountains are lush and the air is fresh.

  General Secretary Xi Jinping took a car along the winding mountain road and went deep into the Wuzhishan area.

  In the mind of General Secretary Xi Jinping, the Hainan tropical rain forest is a "national treasure".

This is the Wuzhishan area of ​​Hainan Tropical Rainforest National Park taken on May 19 (drone photo).

Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Zhang Liyun

  Talking about the establishment of national parks and other ecological protection related work, the general secretary said: "The fate of nature is closely related to human beings. We are doing this for history and the nation."

  Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core has incorporated the construction of ecological civilization into the "five-in-one" overall layout of the cause of socialism with Chinese characteristics, and regarded "beautiful China" as the grand goal of ecological civilization construction, leading hundreds of millions of Chinese The people have embarked on the road of ecological civilization.

  Resolutely taking the road of ecological civilization stems from profound thinking on the development law of human civilization.

  An intriguing story.

  During his work in Fujian, Xi Jinping led a team to Pingtan for investigation. When passing through a village, he followed Comrade Xing to talk about a history: In the 14th year of Qianlong’s reign, there was a tragedy of “18 villages buried under sand in one night”, and no one was spared. Difficulty, only one little pig escaped.

  Xi Jinping pointed out bitterly: "We should build a negative education base for ecological environmental protection here, so that future generations will understand that ecological protection is our lifeline."

  Looking at the world, since human beings entered the era of industrial civilization, while creating huge material wealth, it has also accelerated the grabbing of natural resources, breaking the balance of the earth's ecological system, and the deep-seated contradiction between man and nature has become increasingly apparent.

  General Secretary Xi Jinping pointed out profoundly: "Ecological prosperity leads to the prosperity of civilization, and ecological decline leads to the decline of civilization." "Ecological environmental protection is a cause that has merit in the present and benefits in the future."

  General Secretary Xi Jinping's important thesis scientifically answers the relationship between natural ecology and human civilization, and profoundly reveals the common destiny of the two and the law that rises and falls.

  At the beginning of the new year in 2016, a symposium on promoting the development of the Yangtze River Economic Belt was held in Chongqing.

This is the scene of Quchi Township, Wushan Section of the Yangtze River, taken on May 19 (drone photo).

Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Wang Quanchao

  "You may be disappointed today. The discussion this time is not about development, but about protection." General Secretary Xi Jinping got straight to the point, and many participants felt "as if they had poured cold water."

  Since 2016, General Secretary Xi Jinping has successively visited the upper, middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River for research and held three symposiums, in which he deeply explained the dialectical relationship and strategic considerations of "together with great protection and not great development" in the Yangtze River Economic Belt.

  In the past six years, the ecological environment of the Yangtze River Economic Belt has undergone a turning point change.

Jointly grasping large-scale protection not only did not affect the speed of development, but also enhanced the supporting and leading role of the Yangtze River Economic Belt in the high-quality development of the country.

  There is the Yangtze River in the south and the Yellow River in the north.

  At the source of the Three Rivers, they repeatedly urged to protect the "China Water Tower"; in Gansu, they proposed to "make the Yellow River a river of happiness for the benefit of the people";

  General Secretary Xi Jinping pointed out: "Following the development strategy of the Yangtze River Economic Belt, we put forward the ecological protection and high-quality development strategy of the Yellow River Basin, and the country's 'River Strategy' has been established."

  Since ancient times, civilization has thrived on water.

General Secretary Xi Jinping's "Jianghe Strategy" is a strategic plan for the sustainable development of the Chinese nation, focusing on the overall situation of national development.

  The mountains, rivers and rivers of the motherland bear witness to General Secretary Xi Jinping's attention and concern for the construction of ecological civilization.

  Qinling, the first stop of General Secretary Xi Jinping's visit to Shaanxi in 2020.

This is the Qinling Harmony Forest Park built after the demolition of the illegally built villa "Quanxian Bieye" in Qinling, Chang'an District, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province (photo taken on July 26, 2019, drone photo).

Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Liu Xiao

  Once upon a time, the illegally built villas at the northern foot of the Qinling Mountains were painfully scarred.

In order to protect the ecological environment of the Qinling Mountains, General Secretary Xi Jinping has made important instructions six times to promote the rectification and solution of the problem.

  Facing the clear mountain breeze, General Secretary Xi Jinping pointed out earnestly: "The construction of ecological civilization does not mean holding a lot of real money and silver, but doing it for history and future generations. These are all to be written into history, Decades and hundreds of years of history. To be successful, I don’t have to be in my mind. I am truly responsible for history and the nation, and I cannot leave infamy in history.”

  In response to the construction of a city by cutting mountains in Yan'an, Shaanxi, illegal construction in the area near the Qiandao Lake in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, pollution of the Tengger Desert, damage to the ecological environment of the Qilian Mountains Ecological Reserve, and illegal low encirclement of Xiasai Lake in the Dongting Lake District, General Secretary Xi Jinping has repeatedly made Important instructions, emphasizing that the attitude of zero tolerance will not let go and grasp it to the end.

  "In terms of ecological protection, whether I encourage, promote, or criticize and stop it, it is not a temporary thing, but focuses on the big ecology, the big environment, the sustainable development of China, and the future of the Chinese nation." General Secretary Xi Jinping's words were deafening.

  Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, Xi Jinping's ecological civilization thought has been continuously enriched and developed.

During the National Two Sessions in 2019, General Secretary Xi Jinping systematically expounded the core essence of this thought with the "Four Ones"——

  In the "five in one" overall layout, ecological civilization construction is one of them. In the basic strategy of upholding and developing socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era, adhering to the harmonious coexistence of man and nature is one of the basic strategies. In the new development concept, green is one of them. A major concept, pollution prevention and control is one of the three tough battles.

  These "Four Ones" reflect our party's more accurate grasp of the laws of ecological civilization construction, reflect the more prominent role of ecological civilization construction in the development of the party and the country in the new era, and reflect the party's deployment and requirements for ecological civilization construction more systematic.

  The "Opinions on Accelerating the Construction of Ecological Civilization" and the "Overall Plan for the Reform of Ecological Civilization System" were successively issued, and dozens of reform plans involving the construction of ecological civilization were systematically deployed; Law, establish a central ecological and environmental protection supervision system, and fully implement the river chief system, lake chief system, and forest chief system...

  Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, the Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core has placed the construction of ecological civilization in a prominent position, and has carried out a series of fundamental, pioneering and long-term work. Historical, turning and global changes have taken place.

"Lucid waters and lush mountains are invaluable assets"——"Protecting the ecological environment is to protect the productive forces, and improving the ecological environment is to develop the productive forces"

  More than 50 years ago, Xi Jinping, who was only 13 years old, arrived at the Li River.

"At that time, I felt that the surface of the river was azure blue, and the floodlight was bottomless. The fish in the fishermen's baskets by the river were all golden carp, which felt like a fairy tale." Xi Jinping recalled later.

  In April 2021, I went to Guangxi for inspection. On the bank of the Li River, General Secretary Xi Jinping said to the local responsible comrades: "This time, I am most concerned about your landscapes that are the best in the world. What can be compared to the ecology here? Protection? It is your primary responsibility to enjoy the Guilin landscape."

This is the Yangshuo section of the Li River, Guangxi, taken on April 25, 2021 (drone photo).

Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Cao Yiming

  Guilin landscapes have also faced ecological crises brought about by illegal quarrying and sand mining.

In recent years, Guilin City has vigorously managed the Li River, and the ecological environment has been improved.

  Coordinating the relationship between economic development and ecological environmental protection, Xi Jinping gave an answer very early.

  On August 15, 2005, when Xi Jinping, then secretary of the Zhejiang Provincial Party Committee, visited Yucun Village in Anji County, he clearly stated that "lucid waters and lush mountains are invaluable assets".

  He explained in the column "Zhijiang Xinyu" published later: "We pursue the harmony between man and nature, and the harmony between economy and society. In layman's terms, we want both lucid waters and lush mountains, and invaluable assets."

  Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, "lucid waters and lush mountains are invaluable assets" has become the consensus and action of the whole party and the whole society.

  On March 30, 2020, General Secretary Xi Jinping revisited Yucun.

  In the distance, the mountains are green and the bamboo sea is continuous;

The villagers happily introduced the farmhouse operation and the sales of special agricultural products such as white tea to the general secretary.

  General Secretary Xi Jinping said: "Practice has proved that economic development cannot be at the expense of destroying the ecology. The ecology itself is the economy, and protecting the ecology is the development of productive forces."

  "Lucid waters and lush mountains are invaluable assets", revealing the dialectical relationship between economic development and ecological protection, and pointing out the path for development and protection to coexist.

  Protecting the ecological environment is an inevitable requirement for promoting high-quality development.

  In 2012, China's economic growth rate dropped below 8%, accounting for about 11.5% of the world's total economic output, but the energy consumption per unit of GDP was 2.5 times the world average.

  General Secretary Xi Jinping pointed out: "We must not sacrifice the ecological environment in exchange for temporary economic development."

  In September 2013, when General Secretary Xi Jinping attended the special democratic life meeting of the Standing Committee of the Hebei Provincial Party Committee, he pointedly pointed out: "Hebei accounts for 7 of the 10 most polluted cities in the country. The people explain."

  A tough battle of "climbing the slopes and crossing the hurdles" kicked off in the land of Yanzhao.

With the act of "breaking the wrist" to promote industrial transformation and upgrading, the quality of the ecological environment has gradually improved.

  After repeated investigations and reflections, General Secretary Xi Jinping's important expositions on the relationship between development and protection continue to deepen people's understanding:

  "Lucid waters and lush mountains and invaluable assets are by no means opposed. The key lies in people and ideas. To protect the ecological environment is to protect the productive forces, and to improve the ecological environment is to develop the productive forces."

  "Eco-environmental protection and economic development are not a relationship of contradictions and opposites, but a relationship of dialectical unity. Only by laying the groundwork for green development can there be a triumphant development in the future."

  Protecting the ecological environment requires scientific and systematic planning.

  In the heart of General Secretary Xi Jinping, "the lifeline of man is in the field, the lifeline of the field is in the water, the lifeline of the water is in the mountain, the lifeline of the mountain is in the soil, and the lifeline of the soil is in the forest and grass. This community of life is the material basis for human survival and development." .

  Adhering to the ecological system and integrity, General Secretary Xi Jinping's important exposition on the "community of life" reflects the scientific method of systematic thinking.

  In November 2013, General Secretary Xi Jinping pointed out in the "Explanation on the "Decision of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China on Several Major Issues Concerning Comprehensively Deepening the Reform" that "the mountains, rivers, forests, fields and lakes are a community of life" and "the mountains, rivers, forests, fields and lakes should be protected and restored in a unified manner." is very necessary.”

  After that, the general secretary included "grass" and "sand" in it: to promote the integrated protection and restoration of mountains, rivers, forests, fields, lakes, grass and sand, and to improve the stability and sustainability of the ecosystem.

  A good ecological environment is the most inclusive well-being of the people.

  In midsummer, Xixi Wetland in Hangzhou.

The rivers, lakes and harbors, birds chirping, full of wild interest.

  More than 20 years ago, the river here was full of garbage, and a large number of residents had no choice but to move due to the harsh environment.

In 2003, Xixi, then secretary of the Zhejiang Provincial Party Committee, supported the launch of the Xixi Wetland Comprehensive Protection Project, and Xixi Wetland ushered in a reborn change.

The cruise ship travels on the Xixi Wetland Waterway (taken on March 2, 2021, drone photo).

Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Weng Xinyang

  In March 2020, General Secretary Xi Jinping walked into Xixi, along the Green Embankment and Fu Embankment, to observe the protection and utilization of wetlands, and repeatedly urged: "We must unswervingly put protection first, and do our best to maintain wetland ecology and water. surroundings."

  In response to the people's new expectations for a more beautiful environment, General Secretary Xi Jinping's words were firm:

  "Economy is going to the next level, and ecological civilization is also going to the next level. We must make up our minds to realize our promise to the people";

  "To closely combine high-quality development with meeting people's needs for a better life, and to promote ecological priority, promote high-quality development, and create an organic combination of high-quality life that complement each other."

  During the National Two Sessions in 2015, General Secretary Xi Jinping asked: "How much of the air quality is good?"

  "70%."

  Someone chimed in, "Sometimes it's God's food."

  General Secretary Xi Jinping took over and said: "You can't just rely on borrowing the east wind! It's a matter of human effort."

  Resolutely win the battle to defend the blue sky, "return the blue sky, white clouds and stars to the common people"; make great efforts to control water pollution, "return to the common people the scene of clear water and green shores, and fish flying on the shallow bottom"; take multiple measures to promote the improvement of the rural environment, " Retain the idyllic scenery of birds and flowers for the common people"...

  Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, under the strong leadership of the Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at the core, all regions and departments have resolutely declared war on pollution, adhered to the concept of "lucid waters and lush mountains are invaluable assets", and promoted high-quality development with high-level protection. Create a high-quality life, and strive to leave a beautiful home with blue sky, green land and clear water for future generations.

Build a beautiful home where all things are in harmony - "As long as it is beneficial to all mankind, China should do it obligely and do it well"

  On April 21 this year, primary school students at Francis Holland School in the United Kingdom received a precious gift - a reply letter from Chinese President Xi Jinping.

  President Xi Jinping said in the letter: "The earth is a big family, and mankind is a community. Climate change is a common challenge faced by all mankind, and mankind must cooperate to deal with it."

  President Xi also sent a cordial invitation to the children: "We welcome you to communicate with the primary school students in China, let the concept of green development take root in your hearts, and become active builders of a beautiful home for mankind when you grow up."

  The teachers and students of the school were very happy to receive the reply.

Manon, an 8-year-old student, wanted to tell Grandpa Xi: "The students are very concerned about climate change, and everyone thinks it is very important to help the world become a better place." Principal Lucy Elphinstone said that the reply letter carried President Xi Jinping's commitment to youth participation in common High expectations for tackling world problems.

Volunteers clean up garbage in Lingfeng Lake, Lingfeng Street, Anji County, Huzhou City, Zhejiang Province (photo taken on August 13, 2020).

Xinhua News Agency (Photo by Xia Pengfei)

  To jointly build a homeland on earth, China is responsible for taking the initiative.

  General Secretary Xi Jinping attaches great importance to the response to climate change, and clearly pointed out that "it is not what others want us to do, but we do it ourselves".

  On November 29, 2015, President Xi Jinping arrived in Paris to attend the opening event of the Paris Conference on Climate Change.

  At the meeting, President Xi Jinping clarified China's position and propositions on addressing global climate change and promoting the Paris Agreement; at the end of the meeting, several bilateral meetings were held in the space between activities to exchange in-depth views with all parties.

  On September 3, 2016, in the Ruyi Hall of the West Lake State Guest House in Hangzhou, a special ceremony attracted attention——

  President Xi Jinping solemnly handed over the ratification instrument of the Paris Agreement on climate change to the then UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

  "China initiated the G20 to issue the first presidential statement on climate change and was the first to sign the Paris Agreement. China's deposit of ratification instruments with the United Nations is a new solemn commitment made by the Chinese government." President Xi Jinping said.

  In the face of the severe challenge of climate change, China has taken the initiative to undertake international responsibilities and strive to protect the common earth home of mankind.

  On September 22, 2020, President Xi Jinping announced to the world at the general debate of the 75th United Nations General Assembly: "China will increase its nationally determined contribution, adopt more powerful policies and measures, and strive to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 2030. Peaking and working towards carbon neutrality by 2060.”

  President Xi Jinping's words were powerful: "As long as it is beneficial to all mankind, China should be obliged to do it and do it well."

  On September 21, 2021, when President Xi Jinping attended the general debate of the 76th United Nations General Assembly by video, he proposed 6 global development initiatives including "adhering to the harmonious coexistence of man and nature", and announced that China would vigorously Support the green and low-carbon development of energy in developing countries, and no longer build new overseas coal power projects.

  President Xi Jinping pointed out: "China's commitment to achieve the time from carbon peak to carbon neutrality is much shorter than the time taken by developed countries, and China needs to make hard efforts."

  Things do not escape, face the difficulties.

The "1+N" policy under China's "dual carbon" goal has been released one after another to accelerate the development of new energy sources such as wind power and photovoltaics. Green and low-carbon production and lifestyle are becoming a conscious pursuit of people.

This is the Pingqing Photovoltaic Power Station and Dahaizi Wind Farm in Weining County, Guizhou Province (photo taken on March 13, 2018).

Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Yang Wenbin

  It took the lead in issuing the "China's National Plan for the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development", fully implemented the "United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change", and put forward the international proposition of jointly building a clean and beautiful world for many times. The country that contributed the most...

  Today's China is constantly strengthening cooperation with neighboring countries and countries along the "Belt and Road" in ecological and environmental protection, accelerating the construction of an ecological system that respects nature and green development, and building a clean and beautiful world with other countries in the world. It has become a global ecological civilization construction. important participants, contributors and leaders.

  On October 12, 2021, at the 15th Conference of the Parties Leaders' Summit of the Convention on Biological Diversity, President Xi Jinping issued the "Voice of China" to jointly build a clean and beautiful world, calling on the international community to strengthen cooperation and share the same heart. Thinking everywhere, working hard in one place, and building a community of life on earth together.

  On January 17, 2022, at the 2022 World Economic Forum video conference, President Xi Jinping used three "go all out" to once again demonstrate China's determination and actions to unswervingly advance the construction of ecological civilization and achieve sustainable development:

  "China adheres to the concept that lucid waters and lush mountains are invaluable assets, promotes the integrated protection and systematic management of mountains, rivers, forests, fields, lakes, grass and sand, spares no effort to promote the construction of ecological civilization, spares no effort to strengthen pollution prevention and control, and spares no effort to improve the production and living environment of the people. "

  People live up to the green hills, and the green hills will certainly live up to people.

  In the new era and new journey, under the guidance of Xi Jinping's thought on ecological civilization, we will work together and make unremitting efforts. We will surely gather more majestic power to build a modernization where man and nature coexist in harmony, and jointly build a more beautiful and beautiful home.

(Reporters Gao Jing, Hu Lu, Hou Xueying, Wu Yue)

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