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Xi highlights poverty relief, high-quality development, environmental protection

Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the CPC Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, visits the Mogao Grottoes in Dunhuang, a key cultural heritage site under state-level protection, during his inspection tour of northwest China's Gansu Province, Aug. 19, 2019. (Xinhua/Ju Peng)During the tour, Xi called for confidence, innovation, concrete actions and solidarity in building a beautiful and prosperous Gansu.

LANZHOU, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping has underscored efforts to push forward poverty alleviation, promote high-quality development, enhance environmental protection, and ensure and improve people's well-being.

Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks during his inspection tour of northwest China's Gansu Province from Monday to Thursday.

During the tour, Xi called for confidence, innovation, concrete actions and solidarity in building a beautiful and prosperous Gansu.

PRESERVE CULTURAL HERITAGE

Touring the Mogao Grottoes in Dunhuang Monday morning, Xi stressed efforts to pass on the world cultural heritage through generations.

At the Dunhuang Academy, Xi hailed the Dunhuang culture as a result of the long-term cultural exchanges and mutual learning between Chinese civilization and other civilizations, and called for more efforts in cultural exchanges.

Xi emphasized the need for the study of Dunhuang culture to serve the Belt and Road Initiative and further promote cultural exchanges between China and countries along the Belt and Road.

Visiting the Jiayu Pass Tuesday morning, Xi said the Great Wall is an important symbol of the Chinese nation and the Chinese civilization. Efforts should be made to better explore the cultural value of the Great Wall and enhance preservation, he said.

[ Editor: Shi Ruoqi ]