XINING -- Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, has underlined the importance of ecological conservation, saying that ecology is resource, wealth and treasure.
Xi made the remarks on Tuesday afternoon while inspecting the achievements made in comprehensively harnessing environmental problems and protecting biodiversity at the Qinghai Lake during his inspection tour of Northwest China's Qinghai province.
"I had visited the Sanjiangyuan (Three-River-Source) area and Qilian Mountains. This time I came specially for Qinghai Lake," said Xi.
Noting the important strategic role of Qinghai in ecological civilization, Xi demanded efforts to better promote ecological progress, protect ecological resources, implement national ecological strategy and build up national parks.
Chinese nation is a family: Xi
On Tuesday afternoon, Xi visited a village and talked with villagers in Shaliuhe township in Gangcha county, Haibei Tibetan autonomous prefecture.
"We are a family, and we are all brothers and sisters," Xi told the villagers, calling on them to have confidence in a brighter future.
"Great changes have taken place in the village," Xi said when talking with the villagers. "We are very glad to see that every one of you is leading a happy life, and we can feel the profound bonding you have with the Party and the government."
"By the time New China celebrates its centenary, the Chinese nation will, without a doubt, stand firmer and stronger among the world's nations," Xi said, adding that by that time China will surely be a happy and modern country.
Xi stressed that the Chinese nation is closely united like the seeds of a pomegranate. "We are all members of the community of the Chinese nation."
CPC wins people's heartfelt support because it serves them wholeheartedly: Xi
The Party has won the people's wholehearted support because it has always served the people heart and soul and strived for the wellbeing of all ethnic groups, he said in the village.
Xi visited the home of a herdsman, who said that herdspeople now live better lives thanks to the Party's favorable policies.
Xi said the CPC, with its achievements made in the past 100 years, has won wide public support, adding that it will forge ahead in the new journey to build a modern socialist country.Not a single ethnic group should be left behind in the country's efforts to fully build a modern socialist China, Xi said.