【Hundred Years of Struggle and Set Sail on a New Journey, the Spiritual Pedigree of Chinese Communists】Practice the "Spirit of the Corps", Root in the Frontier and Dedicated to the Frontier

  CCTV news (news broadcast): In 1954, the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps was formally established.

Over the years, generations of XPCC members have made indelible historical contributions to the development and construction of Xinjiang, enhancing national unity, advancing social progress, and consolidating border defenses in the northwest. The spirit of the Corps as the main connotation.

To this day, the XPCC’s spirit has been passed down from generation to generation, and it has lasted forever, inspiring people to take root in the frontier and dedicate it to the frontier.

  In September 1949, Xinjiang was peacefully liberated.

In October 1954, the Party Central Committee decided to transfer most of the Chinese People's Liberation Army troops stationed in Xinjiang collectively to the formation of the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps. This is the Party Central Committee’s strategic layout for governance and stability and an important strategy for strengthening the country’s border governance.

From then on, these soldiers, who had just emerged from the smoke of the war, went to the wasteland without washing the dust and became the "special soldiers" who reclaimed the wasteland and defended the frontier.

  "Farming is just standing guard, and grazing is patrolling." "A yurt is a post, and a militia is a soldier." In the face of the harsh natural environment, generations of corps have loyally guarded and worked hard. They have not only turned the Gobi into a fertile land. , Turning the wilderness into an oasis, also opened the prelude to Xinjiang's industrialization.

In August 1958, Xinjiang’s largest cotton textile factory laid the foundation; in October 1958, Xinjiang’s first paper mill started; in July 1959, Xinjiang’s largest wool textile enterprise was built.

  For more than 60 years, XPCC members have built nearly 200 regiment towns in the wasteland, Gobi, and desert.

The GDP of Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps has increased from 119.595 billion yuan in 2012 to 290.514 billion yuan in 2020.

Today, the Bingtuan people of the new era are passing on the precious spirit forged by their predecessors, taking root in the frontier, dedicating to the frontier, and continuing to write new glory on the new journey.