better environment, better life
respecting, adapting to, and protecting nature is essential for building china into a modern socialist country in all respects. (photo: vcg)
by staff reporters
respecting, adapting to, and protecting nature is essential for building china into a modern socialist country in all respects, xi jinping said at the opening session of the 20th national congress of the communist party of china on october 16.
he called for advancing the beautiful china initiative and demanded a holistic and systematic approach to the conservation and improvement of mountains, waters, forests, farmlands, grasslands, and deserts.
xi stressed that we must uphold and act on the principle that lucid waters and lush mountains are invaluable assets, and we must remember to maintain harmony between humanity and nature when planning our development.
he urged efforts to accelerate the transition to a model of green development, intensify pollution prevention and control, enhance diversity, stability, and sustainability in the ecosystems, and work actively and prudently toward the goals of reaching peak carbon emissions and carbon neutrality.
"we will carry out coordinated industrial restructuring, pollution control, ecological conservation, and climate response, and we will promote concerted efforts to cut carbon emissions, reduce pollution, expand green development, and pursue economic growth," he said.
xi pledged to improve the people's well being and raise quality of life. "this country is its people; the people are the country," he said.
bringing benefit to the people is the fundamental principle of governance, xi said, noting that working for the people's well being is an essential part of the party's commitment to serving the public good and exercising governance for the people.
xi noted that we must strive to realize, safeguard, and advance the fundamental interests of all our people. to this end, we must do everything within our capacity to resolve the most practical problems that are of the greatest and most direct concern to the people. we will continue to improve the system of income distribution, implement the employment-first strategy, improve the social security system, and advance the healthy china initiative.
the cpc will work hard to resolve the pressing difficulties and problems that concern the people most, improve the basic public service system to raise public service standards and make public services more balanced and accessible, so as to achieve solid progress in promoting common prosperity, according to xi.