President Xi stresses ecological protection in E China tour

Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, talks with villagers and learns about the huge changes brought about by advancing green development in Anji County, eastern China's Zhejiang Province, on Monday. 

In 2005, it was in a mountainous village in the county that Xi, then the province's Party chief, put forward the concept that "lucid waters and lush mountains are invaluable assets." The villagers have adhered to that concept for the past 15 years. Today, it has 280 households and the local residents earned a per capita income of 49,598 yuan (7,040 U.S. dollars) last year.