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China honors promise to protect nature

The country is planning to build a national parks system to promote ecological harmony, as Liu Wei and Li Mengxin report from Changchun for Xinhua Features.

    Comments by President Xi on Eco-environmental Protection

    “We must have both gold mountains and green mountains. Clean water and green mountains are as valuable as the mountain of gold and silver.”
    “A sound eco-environment is the fairest public product, and represents the most inclusive welfare to the general public”
    “To protect the environment is to preserve our productivity and to improve the environment is to develop our productivity.”
    “On issues of ecological and environmental protection, people should not cross the line or they will get punished”
    “We should give higher priority to eco-environmental protection, and protect the environment like we protect our eyes and treat the environment like it is our lives.”
    “Building a new China in the new epoch of ecological civilization is a major element of realizing the Chinese Dream for the great rejuvenation of the Chinese Nation.”