First, why did Xi Jinping emphasize steel and Qi?

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 First, why did Xi Jinping emphasize steel and Qi?


Xinhua News Agency reporter Xie huanchi

With less steel and more gas to overcome more steel and less gas , he wrote a magnificent epic that startled the world and sobbed ghosts and gods. In his speech, the general secretary stressed this.

In July last year, at the party building work conference of the Central Committee and state organs, the general secretary once said: in those days, Chairman Mao summed up the way to victory in the anti US war and aid Korea with poetic language: the enemy is more steel than gas, we are less steel and more gas.

The metaphors of steel and Qi contain the deep roots of the great power of war and the profound enlightenment of history to today.

Playing the spirit of the Chinese people

Resisting U.S. aggression and aiding Korea is known as the war of founding the country of new China.

The peoples Republic, which has just been born, has yet to breathe from the trauma of war. It has to contend with the number one capitalist power and fight against a modern army armed to the teeth. We can imagine the difficulty and courage.

Just a few days ago, on October 19, the volunteers crossed the Yalu River and fought in the DPRK for 70 years. Remembering the great victory, safeguarding peace and justice - Commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Chinese peoples Volunteer Armys fighting against US aggression and aiding Korea opened at the Chinese peoples Revolutionary Military Museum. The general secretary made a special trip to visit.

In the exhibition hall, a comparative picture directly shows the huge gap between China and the United States in terms of hard power at that time.

Photo by Zhu jichai, a reporter from Xinhua News Agency

In 1950, the total industrial and agricultural output value of new China was only 1 / 28 of that of the United States, and the steel output was less than 1 / 114 of that of the United States. In terms of weapons and equipment, the two armies are quite different.

However, it is under such extremely asymmetric conditions that the Chinese peoples Volunteer Army, with no fear of spirit, manly and high spirited, set foot on the battlefield. After two years and nine months of painstaking and bloody struggle, the Chinese peoples Volunteer Army has created a glorious model in the history of human war.

One punch to avoid a hundred. As the general secretary said at the commemorative meeting, this war is a declaration of the Chinese people standing in the east of the world after they stand up, fight for the safety of mountains and rivers, the peace of the country, the spirit of the Chinese people and make the whole world look at China with a new look.

Less steel and more gas creates great spirit

The battle in the battlefield is not only a material struggle, but also a spiritual confrontation.

In September 1950, when analyzing the Korean war situation, Chairman Mao Zedong pointed out that US imperialism has only one military strength, that is, tieduo. After the volunteers entered the DPRK, he further came to the conclusion that the enemy has more artillery than us, but the morale is low. It is more iron and less gas.

In the exhibition area of the theme exhibition bloody battle in Shangganling, several battlefield objects seem to be able to make people smell the cruel smoke of that year: a piece of withered tree embedded with shrapnel, a pile of crushed stone and scorched earth mixed with shrapnel, and more than 200 meters of telephone lines were broken in more than 50 Places

Photo by Zhu jichai, a reporter from Xinhua News Agency

In this 43 day and night battle, the United Nations forces dropped more than 5000 bombs and fired more than 1.9 million shells to the volunteer army positions less than 4 square kilometers, and the earth and stone of the positions were blasted and loosened by 2 meters.

However, the enemys iron and steel can not shake the will of the volunteers.

Shangganling, huangcaoling, songgufeng The less steel and more gas volunteer army, with its indomitable fighting spirit and heroic spirit of overwhelming all enemies and never being overwhelmed by all enemies, has held the spiritual highlands one by one.

Capable of evoking praises and tears, Xi Jinping said that the war of resistance against aggression and aid Korea not only played a song of triumph, but also created a great spirit of resisting the US aggression and aid Korea in the 60th anniversary forum 10 years ago, in commemoration of the Chinese peoples Volunteers War to resist US aggression and aid Korea.

At todays commemorative meeting, the general secretary once again profoundly explained the great spirit of resisting U.S. aggression and aiding Korea, and stressed that the great spirit of resisting U.S. aggression and aiding Korea transcends time and space and has a long history, and must be inherited and carried forward from generation to generation.

Manly, high spirited continued to forge ahead bravely

In January 2018, President Xi Jinping inspected a division of the army in the central theater. When visiting the division history museum, which has a glorious history of resisting U.S. aggression and aiding Korea, he said with deep emotion: our army has always played the essence of Qi and spirit. In the past, there was less steel and more gas, but now there is more steel, more gas and harder bones.

Time has changed. Over the past 70 years, Chinas steel output has already ranked first in the world, and its economic aggregate has steadily ranked second in the world.

Just yesterday, the general secretary presided over a meeting of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee to listen to the summary and evaluation report on the implementation of the 13th five year plan. After five years of continuous struggle, Chinas economic strength, scientific and technological strength and comprehensive national strength have risen to a new level. In todays speech, the general secretary also clearly pointed out that at present, China will enter a new stage of development.

It can be said that today we have more steel and more gas. Smoke and smoke spread, so a force, such a gas, such a spirit of spirit can not be lost.

If a man has no spirit, he will not stand; if his country has no spirit, he will not be strong. On the road of the new Long March, we need more vigorous spirit of more spirit and stronger bone, and more need the spirit and ability of fighting without fear of wind and rain and difficulties.

Be brave and energetic, and continue to forge ahead bravely towards the new journey of building a socialist modern country in an all-round way and realizing the Chinese dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.