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“There Is Only One Earth for Human Beings,” Xi said with a heavy heart
2019-07-30

[Preface] Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory letter to the 7th Kubuqi International Desert Forum, which was held in Erdos, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on July 27. Xi Jinping has always been concerned about environmental issues, and since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), he has devoted a great deal of effort to the construction of ecological civilization. Learning Is Going on, issued by Xinhua, combs out General Secretary Xi Jinping’s important expositions on the construction of ecological civilization.

 

Man has only one earth.

 

Humans have only one home on earth. Desertification control is a great cause related to the sustainable development of mankind.

 

—On 27 July 2019, in a congratulatory letter to the Seventh Kubuqi International Deserts Forum, it was stated that

 

There is only one earth for mankind, and it is the common responsibility of all countries to protect the ecological environment and promote sustainable development.

 

—On June 5, 2019, in a congratulatory letter to the World Environment Day 2019 global home event, Xi said

 

Throughout the history of human civilization, ecological prosperity leads to civilization, while ecological decline leads to civilization. Industrialization process has created unprecedented material wealth, but also produced irreparable ecological trauma. The unsustainable development mode has come to an end, and the green development of conforming to the nature and protecting the ecology indicates the future.

 

—At the Opening Ceremony of the 2019 World Horticultural Exposition, Beijing, China, on April 28, 2019, Xi said

 

Man and nature are the life community, and man must respect, conform to and protect nature. Only by following the laws of nature, can human beings effectively prevent detours in the development and utilization of nature. If not, the harm of human beings to nature will eventually harm human beings themselves, which is an irresistible law.

 

—At the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China on October 18, 2017, Xi said 

 

“In the final analysis, the problems of ecological environment are caused by over-exploitation of resources, extensive utilization and luxurious consumption. The development and utilization of resources should not only support the contemporary people to lead a happy life, but also leave a survival foundation for future generations.”

 

—At the 41st Group Study of the Political Bureau of the 18th CPC Central Committee on May 26, 2017, Xi emphasized

 

“There is no substitute for the ecological environment, so it is difficult to use it without being aware of it and lose it.”

 

—During the deliberation of the Qinghai delegation to the Fourth Session of the Twelfth National People’s Congress on March 10, 2016, it was emphasized that

 

“Clear water and green mountains are important properties.”

 

“The construction of ecological civilization is related to the sustainable development of the Chinese nation and the realization of the goal of ‘Two Centenary Goals’. Protecting the ecological environment is to protect the productive forces, and improving the ecological environment is to develop the productive forces.”

 

—At the General Meeting to Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Establishment of Hainan Province as a Special Economic Zone on April 13, 2018, the speech showed

 

“We must establish and practice the idea that clear water and green mountains are important properties, adhere to the basic state policy of conserving resources and protect the environment and treat the ecological environment as if it were life. We will make overall plans for the management of the mountain, water, forestry, farmland, lake and grass systems, implement the most stringent system for protecting the ecological environment, form a green development style and lifestyle, firmly follow the path of civilized development featuring production development, affluent life and good ecology, build a beautiful China, create a good environment for people's production and living, and contribute to global ecological security.”

 

—At the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China on October 18, 2017, Xi said 

 

“In the construction of ecological environment protection, we must establish a general, long-term, and holistic view, adhere to the basic state policy of giving priority to protection, saving resources, and protecting the environment. We should protect the ecological environment as we protect our eyes, treat the ecological environment as we treat life, and promote the formation of a green development and lifestyle.”

 

—During the deliberation of the Qinghai delegation to the Fourth Session of the Twelfth National People’s Congress on March 10, 2016, it was emphasized that

 

“Environment is people’s livelihood; green mountains are beauty; clear sky is also happiness. Efforts should be made to promote the protection of the ecological environment, just like protecting the ecological environment to protect the eyes and treating the ecological environment to treat life.”

 

—During the deliberation of Jiangxi delegation to the Third Session of the Twelfth National People’s Congress on March 6, 2015, it was emphasized that

 

“Clear water and green mountains and properties are by no means antagonistic and the key lies in people and ideas. Protecting the ecological environment is to protect the productive forces, and improving the ecological environment is to develop the productive forces. Let clear water and green mountains give full play to economic and social benefits, not to destroy it, but to better protect it.”

 

—On March 7, 2014, during the deliberation of the Guizhou delegation to the Second Session of the 12th National People’s Congress, it was emphasized that

 

“We want both clear water and green mountains and properties. Better green water green mountains, not Jinshan Silver Mountains, and green water green mountains is Jinshan Silver Mountains. We must not sacrifice the ecological environment for a moment of economic development. We have put forward the strategic task of building an ecological civilization and a beautiful China, leaving our children and grandchildren with beautiful homes with blue sky, green earth and clean water.”

 

—On September 7, 2013, in response to questions from students at Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan, it was stated that

 

“Put ecological civilization construction in the outstanding position of the overall work”

 

“We should protect the ecological environment with the strictest system and the strictest rule of law, speed up the system innovation, strengthen the system implementation, and let the system become a rigid constraint and an untouchable high-voltage line.”

 

—At the National Conference on the Protection of the Ecological Environment, on May 18 and 19, 2018, it was emphasized 

 

“To promote that development of the Yangtze riv economic belt, we will put the restoration of the ecological environment of the Yangtze River in an overwhelming position, make joint efforts to protect it and refrain from developing it. We will strive to turn the Yangtze River Economic Belt into a golden economic belt with more beautiful ecology, smoother traffic, more coordinated economy, more unified market, and more scientific mechanism, and explore a new way of giving priority to ecology and developing it in a green way.”

 

—At the Forum on Further Promoting the Development of the Yangtze River Economic Belt, on April 26, 2018, Xi said 

 

“Promoting the green development and lifestyle is an inevitable requirement for the implementation of the new development concept. We must give prominence to the construction of ecological civilization in our overall work, adhere to the basic state policy of conserving resources and protecting the environment, adhere to the principles of giving priority to conservation, protection and natural recovery, and form a spatial pattern, industrial structure, mode of production and way of life for conserving resources and protecting the environment. We will strive to achieve synergy between economic and social development and the protection of the ecological environment, so as to create a good environment for production and living for the people.”

 

—At the 41st Group Study of the Political Bureau of the 18th CPC Central Committee on May 26, 2017, it was stressed 

 

“We should deepen the reform of the ecological civilization system, establish the ‘four beams and eight pillars’ of the ecological civilization system as soon as possible, and bring the construction of ecological civilization into the orbit of institutionalization and legalization. We should combine supply-side structural reform with accelerated green, circular and low-carbon development to form a production and lifestyle that conserves resources and protects the environment. We must strengthen environmental supervision and inspection, seriously investigate and punish violation of discipline and law, and make efforts to solve outstanding problem in that ecological environment so that the people can constantly feel the improvement of the ecological environment. Party committees, governments, and all relevant parties at all levels should take the construction of ecological civilization as an important task, work in a down-to-earth manner, work together to tackle tough problems, persevere, and strive for practical results, earnestly implement the Party Central Committee’s decisions and arrangements on the construction of ecological civilization, and make greater contributions to building a beautiful China and safeguarding global ecological security.”

 

—In December 2016, an important instruction was issued on the construction of ecological civilization

 

“We should not be soft-hearted and take no exception to the act of destroying the ecological environment.”

 

—During the deliberation of Jiangxi delegation to the Third Session of the Twelfth National People’s Congress on March 6, 2015, it was emphasized that

 

“The construction of ecological civilization is of vital importance to the well-being of the people and the future of the nation. In order to realize industrialization, urbanization, informationization and agricultural modernization, we must take a new road of development. China has clearly given more prominence to the protection of the ecological environment.”

 

—On 7 September 2013, in response to questions from students at Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan, it was stated that

 

“We should firmly establish the concept of the ecological red line. On the issue of ecological and environmental protection, we should not go beyond the lightning pit. If not, we should be punished.”

 

“To establish a system of accountability, those who make blind decisions regardless of the ecological environment and cause serious consequences must be held accountable, and should be held accountable for the whole life.”

 

—On May 24, 2013, during the sixth collective study of the Political Bureau of the 18th CPC Central Committee, it was emphasized that.