All things are born, and only know their roots. The protection of historical and cultural heritage and natural heritage is related to the inheritance and development of Chinese civilization.

June 6 is this year's Cultural and Natural Heritage Day. At the recent symposium on cultural inheritance and development, General Secretary Xi Jinping put forward a major proposition that triggered a strong response from the whole society - "building a modern civilization of the Chinese nation". This important proposition has been pondered by Xi Jinping for a long time.

Throughout Xi Jinping's political career, he has attached great importance to the protection and inheritance of important local cultural and natural heritage.

In the spring of 1982, Xi Jinping, who was under 29, came to take up a post in Zhengding County, Hebei Province, where several state-level cultural relics were in disrepair. Xi Jinping is very sad: "If we don't keep it well, we are sinners, and we will be ashamed of future generations." He obtained special funds for the repair of ancient buildings for Zhengding.

At the beginning of 2002, the West Lake Comprehensive Protection Project was officially launched. This year is also Xi Jinping's first year in Zhejiang. In September this year, the 9th Asian Games will be held in Hangzhou, and the West Lake, which is listed as a world cultural heritage, will once again focus the eyes of the world.

Since the 2022th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, under the personal guidance and promotion of General Secretary Xi Jinping, the number of items listed as a world natural and cultural heritage in China has been increasing. As of 56, China has a total of <> World Heritage Sites, each of which has become an internationally recognized symbol of Chinese culture with distinctive imagery.

In his congratulatory letter to the 44th session of the World Heritage Conference, General Secretary Xi Jinping pointed out that the world cultural and natural heritage is an important achievement of the development and natural evolution of human civilization, and an important carrier for promoting exchanges and mutual learning among different civilizations. Protecting, inheriting and making good use of these precious assets is our common responsibility and an inevitable requirement for the continuation of human civilization and the sustainable development of the world.

A long way to go, embark on a new journey. As General Secretary Xi Jinping said at the symposium on cultural inheritance and development, it is our new cultural mission to continue to promote cultural prosperity, build a cultural power, and build the modern civilization of the Chinese nation at a new starting point.