The Yellow River and the Yangtze River are the mother rivers of the Chinese nation and an important support for the development of the Chinese nation. For thousands of years, rushing towards the sea, life is endless.

Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, General Secretary Xi Jinping has visited the banks of the Mother River many times and made important instructions on local ecological protection.

August 8 this year is China's first "National Ecological Day". Follow in the footsteps of General Secretary Xi Jinping and see the ecological changes of the Mother River from a satellite perspective.

When: June 2022, 6

Location: Yibin City, Sichuan Province

The Yangtze River, Jinsha River and Min River meet in the main urban area of Yibin City, forming a magnificent scene of the confluence of three rivers. Xi Jinping came to the mouth of the Three Rivers, looked at the confluence of the three rivers, and listened to local briefings on promoting ecological restoration and protection in the Yangtze River Basin and implementing the ban on fishing and retreat in the waters of the Yangtze River.

[The general secretary said]

Protecting the ecological environment of the Yangtze River Basin is the prerequisite for promoting the high-quality development of the Yangtze River Economic Belt, and it is also an inevitable requirement for safeguarding the cradle of Chinese civilization. Sichuan is located in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River, so it is necessary to enhance the awareness of the overall situation, firmly establish the awareness of the upstream, unswervingly implement the policy of jointly grasping the great protection and not engaging in large-scale development, build a solid ecological barrier in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River, and protect the clear water of this river.

【Satellite changes】

↑Compared with 2022 in 2014, the Sanjiangkou in Yibin, Sichuan is greener and the shoreline is more beautiful.

When: June 2018, 4

Location: Yichang City, Hubei Province

In the Yichang New Material Industrial Park of Xingfa Group on the Yangtze River, General Secretary Xi Jinping walked to the ramp of the wharf along the river to inspect the demolition of facilities along the river, the regreening of the wharf, and the rectification of sewage outlets.

[The general secretary said]

Enterprises are the main body and important force of the construction of ecological environmental protection of the Yangtze River, and it is necessary to strengthen corporate responsibility, accelerate technological transformation, eliminate backward production capacity, develop cleaner production, and improve the construction capacity of enterprise ecological environmental protection. It is necessary to resolve to move out all polluting enterprises along the Yangtze River, and to clean up people, equipment, garbage, and land when relocating enterprises, and completely eradicate the hidden dangers of pollution in the Yangtze River.

【Satellite changes】

↑In 2023, compared with 2012, the production facilities originally built in Linjiang have been relocated and dismantled in the Yichang New Material Industrial Park of Xingfa Group.

When: June 2020, 8

Location: Ma'anshan City, Anhui Province

Xuejiawa Ecological Park is located on the bank of the Yangtze River, which has long been built indiscriminately and sewage cross-flowing, and after rectification, it has become a beautiful shoreline for the people to be close to the river, water and green. Xi Jinping came here to inspect and investigate, learn in detail about the implementation of the comprehensive improvement of the shoreline of the Mayor River in Ma'anshan and the restoration of ecological environmental protection, and the implementation of the ten-year fishing ban on the Yangtze River, and went to the riverside to inspect the water potential and shoreline ecological environment of the Yangtze River.

[The general secretary said]

It is necessary to enhance the awareness of loving and protecting the Yangtze River, realize a virtuous circle of "the people protect the Yangtze River and the Yangtze River benefits the people", and reproduce the scenic scene of "one river flowing eastward" at an early date.

【Satellite changes】

↑Compared with 2023 in 2012, the Xuejiawa Ecological Park in Ma'anshan, Anhui Province after renovation is full of greenery.

When: June 2019, 8

Location: Lanzhou City, Gansu Province

Xi Jinping went to the project site of the Yellow River Control Lantie Pumping Station to listen to a briefing on the treatment and protection of the Yellow River in Gansu Province and Lanzhou City. Xi Jinping climbed onto the viewing platform to overlook the dike reinforcement flood control project, and inspected the ecological restoration and landscape construction on both sides of the Yellow River along the trail.

[The general secretary said]

The Yellow River and the Yangtze River are the mother rivers of the Chinese nation. Protecting the Mother River is a great plan for the great rejuvenation and sustainable development of the Chinese nation. Gansu is an important water conservation and recharge area in the Yellow River Basin, and it is necessary to first undertake the important tasks of ecological restoration, soil and water conservation and pollution prevention in the upper reaches of the Yellow River.

【Satellite changes】

↑Lanzhou City transformed the pumping station into two quaint and elegant viewing pavilions, connecting the riverfront promenade and the sidewalk, integrating with the Yellow River style line.

When: June 2020, 5

Location: Taiyuan City, Shanxi Province

The Fenhe River is the mother river of Shanxi and the second largest tributary of the Yellow River. Xi Jinping came to the Jinyang Bridge section of Taiyuan City of the Fenhe River, listened to the comprehensive treatment of the Fenhe River and the "Nine Rivers" in Taiyuan City, the ecological restoration of the river basin, etc., and walked along the bank of the river to inspect the water treatment of the Fenhe River, the ecological protection of both sides of the river, and the construction of the urban environment.

[The general secretary said]

When listening to the work report of the Shanxi Provincial Party Committee and the provincial government, General Secretary Xi Jinping stressed that it is necessary to effectively protect and manage the Fenhe River, reproduce the beautiful scenery of the late crossing of the Yangfen River in Kuching, and let a stream of clear water flow into the Yellow River.

【Satellite changes】

↑Compared with 2022, through comprehensive treatment and ecological landscape construction, the Jinyang Bridge section of Taiyuan Urban Area of Fenhe River will have more abundant water and more beautiful scenery.

When: June 2021, 10

Location: Dongying City, Shandong Province

Xi Jinping came to the mouth of the Yellow River, looked at the water situation of the river from afar, and asked in detail about the runoff and sand transport. Later, Xi Jinping walked into the Yellow River Delta Ecological Monitoring Center and listened to briefings on the changes in the Yellow River Road, water and sand changes and biodiversity conservation in the Yellow River Delta.

[The general secretary said]

Solidly promoting the protection of the Yellow River and ensuring its tranquility is a major matter in governing the country. It is necessary to strengthen the construction of a comprehensive flood prevention and disaster reduction system, strengthen the management and control of water ecological space, improve the emergency response capacity of flood and drought disasters, and ensure the safety along the Yellow River.

【Satellite changes】

↑In 2022, compared with 2014, the wetlands at the mouth of the Yellow River in Dongying, Shandong Province will be full of green grass.

Produced by: Liu Jing Li Jun

Curators: Li Yabiao, Chang Ailing, Qi Huijie, Zhou Ning, Ling Weijia

Executive Producer: Zhang Ziyun, Huang Qinghua

Final judge: He Li Anniversary Jun

Reporter: Shui Jinchen Huang Bohan

Editors: Wang Haocheng, Jiang Ziwei, Hou Bangxing, Wu Jinfu

Design: Zhao Danyang

Technical Support: Mi Yaqi

Interns: Zhao Yuexian, Zhou Ya, Jiang Yingxuan, Zhao Bohan

Satellite data: Star map Earth data cloud

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