President Xi’s key quotes on environmental protection
"Live Green, Live Better," that's the theme of the Beijing Horticultural Exhibition, where Chinese President Xi Jinping made a keynote speech during the opening ceremony on Sunday with ecological environment preservation as his focus.
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President Xi's emphasis on environmental protection and ecological civilization started years ago.
In 2005, Xi, then secretary of the Zhejiang Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China, said during a visit to Anji County in east China's Zhejiang Province that "lucid waters and lush mountains are invaluable assets." 
He put the environment into a more significant position after he took office as head of state in 2013. 
Here's a pile-up of President Xi's key quotes on environmental protection since 2013 in reverse chronological order.