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President Xi Jinping Emphasizes Ecological Conservation and Development in Yellow River Basin

Yinchuan, June 21, 2024, The Europe Today: Chinese President Xi Jinping underscored the importance of ecological conservation and high-quality development of the Yellow River basin during his inspection tour in northwest China’s Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. This visit follows his recent inspection in Qinghai Province.

Xi, who also serves as the general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, arrived in Ningxia on Wednesday. During his visit, he highlighted the critical role of the Yellow River basin in China’s ecological and economic landscape.

“Ensuring the ecological protection and promoting high-quality development of the Yellow River basin is a significant strategic decision made by the Party,” Xi said. He emphasized that this initiative is essential for sustainable development and improving the quality of life for people in the region.

The President inspected several key sites related to environmental conservation and economic development. He visited ecological restoration projects and local enterprises to assess their progress and provide guidance on future initiatives.

Xi reiterated the need for balancing economic growth with environmental protection, urging local authorities and industries to adopt green practices and innovative technologies. “We must prioritize ecological protection while pursuing economic development,” he stated, calling for efforts to maintain the health and sustainability of the Yellow River.

This tour forms part of a broader campaign to promote ecological civilization and sustainable development across China. Xi’s emphasis on the Yellow River basin aligns with national goals to tackle pollution, restore ecosystems, and ensure long-term environmental health.

Local officials and community leaders in Ningxia expressed their commitment to implementing Xi’s directives, highlighting ongoing projects and future plans aimed at achieving these objectives.

President Xi’s inspection tour reaffirms the Chinese government’s dedication to ecological conservation and sustainable development, reinforcing the Yellow River basin’s role in achieving these goals.