On May 12, 2020, General Secretary Xi Jinping stressed during an inspection tour in north China's Shanxi Province that China will uphold the concept that lucid waters and lush mountains are invaluable assets, and we should carry forward the Youyu spirit. General Secretary once instructed that Youyu spirit embodies serving the people wholeheartedly, working hard to rise to challenges, and making unremitting efforts for long-term benefit.


Leading officials in Youyu insist on tree planting. Cadres change from generation to generation, while afforestation remains a permanent cause. Over the past 70 years, the forest coverage rate of Youyu County in Shanxi Province has increased from 0.3% in the early days of liberation to 55% today. The Youyu County Party Committee leads the people in turning a wasteland into an oasis, giving birth to Youyu spirit with exercising power in the interests of the people, respect of science, perseverance and resilience, and arduous struggle at its core. It is a miracle in human ecological history and a vivid example of developing ecological civilization.


A permanent cause cannot be achieved overnight. As a stone is worn when water constantly drips, and a tower is built when soil on earth accumulates, it requires perseverance and accumulation as well as unremitting efforts to stick to a single blueprint until the end and roll up our sleeves and work with added energy. With joint efforts, down-to-earth attitude and hard work, we can better implement and execute work, and realize the value of life in work.


Successive leadership teams stick to the same blueprint with enthusiasm for work. Teeming with new life though time passes, Youyu spirit is the spirit of the times embodying serving the people wholeheartedly! Green mountains are also gold mountains. We will promote green development to build a beautiful China and ecological civilization together, so as to achieve harmony between humans and nature.