On September 18, 2019, General Secretary Xi Jinping stressed during his inspection in Henan Province that Hubei-Henan-Anhui Soviet area base is an important base of Party building for the Communist Party of China. The spirit of Jiao Yulu, the spirit of the Hongqi Canal, and the spirit of Dabie Mountains are all valuable spiritual wealth of the CPC.
The Hongqi Canal is located in Linzhou city, Anyang city, Henan Province. It winds around the cliffs of the Taihang Mountains, like an undulating "Great Wall of Water". In 1960, in order to get out of the natural predicament of water shortage for thousands of years, 300 thousand industrious and brave people in Linzhou toiled away for ten years. In spite of the extremely harsh environment and inadequate conditions, they, with hammers, drill and their hands, flattened 1,250 hills, dug through 211 tunnels, erected 152 aqueducts.On the the Taihang Mountains with precipitous gullies and cliffs, they built the Hongqi Canal—a 1,500-kilometer artificial river. It ended the long and suffering history of extrem water shortage, giving birth to the spirit of the Hongqi Canal of“self-reliance,hard work,unity and coordination,and selfless dedication”.
The spirit of the Hongqi Canalis a highland of human spirit that transcends time and has eternal attraction. It contains the unyielding spirit of striving of the Chinese nation, working people’s spirit of creativity and pioneering,the pragmatic spirit of being fealess of difficulties and assuming responsibilities, and the spirit of cooperation of sharing weal and woe and striving together. The spirit of the Hongqi Canal, with its character of keeping pace with the times, constantly appeals to and inspires the contemporary aspiring youth to overcome difficulties and pursue dreams, hold fast to good character in spite of temptations, and develop themselves through competition.Through unremitting struggle and transcendence, they move forward on the path to national rejuvenation and never stop.
The Hongqi Canal has been flowing since the 1960s, and the spirit of the Hongqi Canal has become more and more dazzling with the passing years. Facing the new situation and tasks in the new era, we should take up the baton of history and carry forward the spirit of the Hongqi Canal to work hard and forge ahead.We will illustrate our original aspiration with actions and create a bright future through hard work.Let’s work together to fulfill the great Chinese Dream.