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In early summer, in the Aquaculture Modern Agriculture Park of Tianquan County, Ya’an City, Sichuan Province, the well-arranged breeding ponds sparkled like emeralds, shining among the mountains.

Tianquan County Aquatic Modern Agriculture Park Du Qiu/Photo provided by the Propaganda Department of Tianquan County Party Committee

As a national-level ecological breeding demonstration area integrating sturgeon breeding, caviar processing and sales, Tianquan County Aquatic Modern Agriculture Park has a standardized and intensive flowing water fish pond of 150,000 square meters. Since its establishment and operation in 2017, the park has expanded 1,000 mu of aquaculture base and built the largest sturgeon processing center in Sichuan Province. It has radiated and driven 5 leading enterprises, 124 aquaculture bases, and 3,000 farmers to jointly increase their income and provide more than 1,000 local jobs. “With an annual output of 50 tons of caviar, the export volume accounts for nearly 30% of the country’s total export volume and one-tenth of the global market supply. Now the caviar produced by Tianquan is exported to many countries in Europe and America.” Propaganda of the Tianquan County Party Committee The relevant person in charge of the Ministry told reporters.

The development of the cold-water fish industry is inseparable from Tianquan’s good mountains, good water and good ecology. In recent years, relying on the superior geographical environment and resource endowment, Tianquan County has vigorously developed characteristic industries such as cold-water fish farming and high-mountain organic tea, forming “one fat pig and one fish”, “one bamboo shoot and one palm fungus” and “one piece of sweet potato medicine”. The “six ones” characteristic industrial pattern of “one camellia”.

The whole picture of Tianquan County Liu Zhenxiang/photo courtesy of the Propaganda Department of Tianquan County Party Committee

Tianquan County, located at the foot of the majestic Erlang Mountain East and on the bank of the surging Qingyi River, is a typical mountainous town in the transition zone from the Chengdu Plain to the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. It has excellent ecology and rich resources, and is an important part of the ecological barrier of the upper reaches of the Yangtze River.

The “tea-horse husband culture” has been “branded” in Tianquan, composing a historical hymn of the integration of Chinese and Tibetan cultures; The world-famous Sichuan-Tibet Highway was built in Erlang Mountain, where the spirit of “Two Roads” has been passed down from generation to generation.

Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, Tianquan County has actively practiced the concept of “Two Mountains”, adhered to the construction of an ecological and economically strong county, anchored the “bridgehead” of the first city of the Sichuan-Tibet Railway, and the “pioneering area” of the green development demonstration city. Positioning, fully explore the new green and low-carbon development path of production development, affluent life, and good ecology.

The rare animal red panda Liu Zhenxiang in the Giant Panda National Park/photo courtesy of the Propaganda Department of Quanxian County Party Committee

Ecology is the background of development. Tianquan is located in a global biodiversity hotspot, with a forest coverage rate of 74.15%, a population of 78 giant pandas, and a large number of wild animals such as Sichuan takin, sambar, and red panda, as well as various rare birds and plants. Plant and Animal Gene Banks”. After the official establishment of the Giant Panda National Park, Tianquan County has a construction area of ​​154,500 hectares. It is an important corridor connecting the Qionglai Mountain System and the Daxiangling Mountain System. In recent years, Tianquan County has vigorously carried out biodiversity protection work, laying a good ecological foundation for green development.

Transportation is the lifeblood of development. Tianquan Service Area, located in the Ya’an section of Yakang Expressway in Sichuan, is the first stop of the popular self-driving route G318 Sichuan-Tibet Line. The service area launched two themed IPs, Panda Homeland and G318 “National Highway”, creating the first giant panda-themed IP in the country. “Internet celebrity service area”. Walking into the Tianquan service area, it is as if you have come to a camping park. There are green spaces, flowers, canopies, deck chairs, RV self-driving camps, container accommodation camps, and tent camps. Panda art installations can be seen everywhere to attract tourists to check in and take pictures. Outdoor brand stores , Wenchuang trendy brand boutiques exude a fashionable atmosphere, and the carefully crafted Sichuan-Tibet Highway Exhibition Hall inherits and promotes the spirit of “Two Roads”… The combination of transportation and cultural tourism has attracted more and more tourists to stop here.

Photo provided by Propaganda Department of Tianquan County Party Committee, Yakang Expressway Tianquan Service Area

Behind the explosion of Tianquan service area is Tianquan County’s practice of creating a high-quality tourism experience through the medium of “roads” and high-quality regional economic development. In recent years, Tianquan County has organically combined transportation construction with rural revitalization and ecotourism to build a powerful engine for promoting the high-quality development of the county economy. Ancient Tea-Horse Road, National Highway 318, Yakang Expressway… From natural barriers to heavenly roads, the creation and dedication of generations of people have turned Tianchao into a thoroughfare, connecting the plateau and the basin.

Industry is the foundation of development. In recent years, Tianquan County has comprehensively accelerated the pace of green, characteristic, and transformational development, and green industrial clusters such as green new building materials, advanced materials, and characteristic agricultural product processing have continued to grow and develop. The short-process steelmaking project of Anshan Iron and Steel with an annual output of 830,000 tons was put into production; the construction of the lithium battery anode material industrial park was accelerated, and the Fu’an lithium battery project was put into operation; The ultra-high-power graphite electrode project with an annual output of 25,000 tons of materials was completed and put into operation… The implementation of each project has boosted the vigorous development of the low-carbon industry. In 2022, the GDP of Tianquan County will reach 8.341 billion yuan.

Photo courtesy of the Propaganda Department of the Tianquan County Party Committee for Kaitan New Materials Project

This is a hot land intertwined with red and green, and it is a beautiful home where man and nature coexist harmoniously. Today’s Tianquan is constantly moving forward on the road of green, low-carbon and high-quality development.


Written by: Yang Wenjuan Di Yingna Gao Tianding Liu Mingmei Wang Daiqiang Ling Ke

Reviewer: Song Weiqiang

Producer: Ma Jianhui

The article is in Chinese

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