Yancheng stands as an ecological stronghold along the eastern coast and a reservoir of biodiversity. The city's rapid growth has brought forth the dual challenges of economic advancement and ecological conservation. This represents both a test of wisdom and an exploration of values.
Confronting this ecological challenge head-on, Yancheng takes into account the bigger picture and plans for the long term. Faced with vast expanses of mudflats, it resists the allure of substantial economic gains and remains unswayed by otherwise readily attained political achievements. Instead, it stays committed to the principle that lucid waters and lush mountains are invaluable assets, as well as the development philosophy of harmonious coexistence between man and nature. It's resolute in its approach to balance development and conservation, ensuring protection as it progresses and fostering growth with preservation in mind. Through these efforts, Yancheng has charted a course of mutually beneficial progress, intertwining wetland preservation and utilization.