The water of Yuandang Lake is clear and the shore is green, with egrets frolicking at the bottom of the pond, and the sea and sky in Wuyuan Bay are the same color. "Looking up is fresh blue, looking around is pleasant green"... Xiamen's ecological answer written in the blue sea and sky has become green water It is a vivid portrayal of the organic unity of green mountains and mountains of gold and silver, and the harmonious coexistence of man and nature.

  Xiamen, Fujian Province is an important birthplace and first practice place for Xi Jinping’s ecological civilization thought.

In March 1988, facing Yuandang Lake with sewage flowing across the river and no fish and shrimps, Comrade Xi Jinping, then member of the Standing Committee of the Xiamen Municipal Party Committee and executive deputy mayor, creatively proposed “governing the lake in accordance with the law, intercepting and treating sewage, dredging and building banks, revitalizing the water body, The 20-word policy of "beautifying the environment" kicked off the comprehensive management of Yuandang Lake.

After five phases of large-scale renovation, the once "stinking lake" has been transformed into a "green lung of the city".

Starting from the comprehensive management of Yuandang Lake, Xiamen has actively promoted the ecological protection and restoration of "sea areas, river basins, and the whole area" for more than 30 years, explored a practical path for ecological civilization that coordinates the promotion of high-quality development and high-level protection, and promotes harmony between people and seas, shaping It has created a good-looking ecology, promoted high-quality development, improved high-quality life, and painted a beautiful "Xiamen picture" of China.

From a lake to a city, it condenses the changes in development concepts and development methods, witnesses the vivid practice of ecological civilization construction, and demonstrates the true power and practical power of Xi Jinping’s ecological civilization thought.

  A good ecological environment is the fairest public product and the most universal welfare for people.

From adhering to the concept of "leaving the most beautiful beaches to the people", exploring and carrying out coastal beach restoration work, to building ocean and wetland parks, romantic shorelines, leisure trails around lakes and bays, expanding urban ecological leisure space, and then exploring "citizen The management model of "Garden Director" and "Citizen Lake Director" achieves ecological benefits for the people, ecology for the people, and ecology for the people through co-construction, co-governance, and sharing... Xiamen's practice of Xi Jinping's ecological civilization thought enlightens us that it is necessary to protect and improve the ecological environment. Adhere to the people-centered approach, focus on the outstanding environmental issues that the people feel most directly and have the most urgent demands, so that the people can see changes and get benefits, and let the concept of "everyone be a protector, builder and beneficiary of the ecological environment" It has become increasingly popular among the people and fully mobilized the enthusiasm, initiative and creativity of hundreds of millions of people.

  Building a beautiful China is an important goal of comprehensively building a modern socialist country and an important part of realizing the Chinese dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.

For more than 30 years, Xiamen has been committed to building a community of life for mountains, rivers, forests, fields, lakes, grass and sand, adhering to legal, scientific, source, systematic and coordinated governance, constantly improving the modernization level of ecological environment governance, and adhering to a blueprint with strong strategic determination. In the end, a positive interaction between high-level protection and high-quality development was achieved, and a new high-quality development path of "optimizing growth through the environment and improving the environment through development" was achieved.

Practice tells us that we must adhere to the guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, especially Xi Jinping Thought on Ecological Civilization, firmly establish and practice the concept that clear waters and lush mountains are invaluable assets, support high-quality development with a high-quality ecological environment, and accelerate the formation of Only the new pattern of building a beautiful China that is oriented towards realizing the harmonious coexistence of man and nature and modernization can lay a solid ecological foundation for the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.

  General Secretary Xi Jinping profoundly pointed out: "Respecting nature, complying with nature, protecting nature, and promoting the harmonious coexistence between man and nature are the distinctive features of Chinese modernization." At present, my country's economic and social development has entered a high-quality development that accelerates greening and low-carbonization stage and is in an important period of building a beautiful China.

Put the construction of a beautiful China in a prominent position in the construction of a strong country and national rejuvenation, plan and promote ecological and environmental protection work with a higher position, a broader vision, and greater efforts, continue to enhance the potential and stamina of high-quality development, and promote people-to-people exchanges. If we coexist harmoniously with nature, we will be able to build a beautiful home with blue sky, green land and clear water, and jointly write a magnificent chapter of Chinese modernization.

(Commentator for People's Daily)