Take a good “catch-up” journey in the new era (first-line perspective, magnificent 70-year struggle for a new era)
A few days ago, a large-scale theme interview activity of “Magnificent 70 Years Struggle for a New Era” was launched. Our reporter went deep into the grass-roots level to report on the glorious course and great achievements of the new China since its founding 70 years ago. From today on, this edition invites journalists who participate in thematic interviews to share with readers what they have seen, heard and thought in the process of crouching interviews, so as to concentrate on the struggle for a new era.
Xibaipo of Xiaoshan Village is a “great work”, from which we can read the epic of struggle from suffering to glory, and see the logic of a nation’s development from standing up, getting rich to becoming strong.
More than 70 years ago, in Xibaipo Village, Pingshan County, Hebei Province, the rush waves were emitted from the simple adobe houses, and the “three battles” won successively. In March of Yangchun, the Party Central Committee set out from Xibaipo to “go to Beijing to catch up with the exams” – New China came from here. In March this year, on the occasion of celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of New China, we once again came to Xibaipo on the Hutuo River.
Xibaipo is the spiritual highland, the birthplace of the spirit of “catching up with the examination”, and the birthplace of “Two Musts”. In the past, the radio waves were far away. Pines and cypresses still stand tall and green on the mountains. Red genes have long been rooted in this land, stimulating the north and south of the Yangtze River. Xibaipo, a small mountain village, is a “masterpiece”, from which we can read the epic of struggle from suffering to glory, and see the logic of a nation’s development from standing up, getting rich to becoming strong. New China is coming from here. How can China in the new era move towards great rejuvenation?
Xibaipo has been catching up with the exam. Xiugangnan Reservoir, Xibaipo Village relying on immigrants, the people farewell to “Miliangchuan”, moved to Gaogang. In the past, the per capita paddy fields were several acres, and after relocation, the per capita dry land was a few acres. Water source protection area can not develop industry, aquaculture and so on. In the years when the soil is ploughed for food, life is hard to imagine. In this red land, villagers continue to carry forward the spirit of hard work, hard work and refueling. Yan Wenjin, an old branch of Xibaipo Village, led the villagers to levelling the land and sweating in the cold winter and late months. The old book “hot” never wears cotton-padded clothes, and finally “cut” out 18 mu of land.
Times are the authors, we are the respondents. Entering a new era, we have launched a battle against poverty. The old people who had been haunted by poverty did not sleep on the “merit book”. They start from a small cart, sell souvenirs and open farmyards with the help of red tourism. Drive poverty away with hard work and usher in a hot life. At that time, the adobe house was the most humble command post in the world. Now to see Adobe houses in Xibaipo, we can only go to the old site to feel them. New houses and small buildings with steel-concrete structure have been built in the whole village. In the past, Xibaipo to Shijiazhuang had to circle the mountain road for more than two hours; nowadays, it only takes one hour to walk high-speed. More than half of the farmers in the village bought cars. In 2018, Xibaipo Village and Pingshan County succeeded in shaking off poverty, finally shaking off decades of poverty caps.
In the new era, “catch up with the exam” and start a business again. Liangjiagou, which is close to Xibaipo, is unwilling to lag behind. Relying on red tourism and large green forests, they built a small town of Honglu in Xibaipo, opened a new format and mode, and wrote a new song of endeavor under Baipo Mountain. From Xibaipo to Liangjiagou and even Pingshan County, the whole area of tourism is booming. In 2018, the tourism income of Pingshan County was 12.9 billion yuan, and the per capita disposable income of farmers was 8982 yuan.
It is not easy to forge ahead in misery. It is especially valuable to keep awake in the face of victory. History has repeatedly warned us that the more successive victories we win, the more we need to keep a clear mind and always keep the state of “catching up with exams”. The warning from Xiaoshan Village traverses time and space, making it even more deaf. New China is coming from here, with a new era and a new journey. Radio waves are in a hurry and exams are in a hurry. From “Two Musts” to “Two Forever”, Xibaipo’s spirit shines forever, illuminating the “catch-up” journey of the new era.
(The author of Star Blog is a reporter of Hebei Branch of our newspaper)