Xi reaffirms upholding socialist cause

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CHANGCHUN: Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, has stressed upholding the great socialist cause founded by the CPC and carrying it forward from generation to generation.
Xi made the remarks Wednesday afternoon during his visit to the memorial hall for the Siping battle of the Chinese People’s War of Liberation in northeast China’s Jilin Province. During the war, the people’s army, led by the CPC, emerged victorious from the Siping battle at the cost of nearly 20,000 lives.
From the Nanchang Uprising to the fighting in the Jinggang Mountains, from the extraordinarily formidable Long March to the Chinese People’s War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression, and from the Chinese People’s War of Liberation to the War to Resist U.S. Aggression and Aid Korea, it was the lives of revolutionary martyrs that ensured the success of the revolution, Xi noted.
“We must keep firmly in mind that New China did not come easily,” Xi said.
The 1.4 billion people in the country, including over 90 million CPC members and leading cadres at all levels in particular, should earnestly study the history of the CPC and that of New China, Xi added. Earlier, Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, on Wednesday stressed that effective measures must be taken to protect black soil. Xi was visiting a demonstration zone for green food production in Lishu County, Siping City to learn about the improvement of chernozem soil quality and the growth of corn during an inspection tour in northeast China’s Jilin Province. Northeast China, one of the world’s three major chernozem regions, is a major area for maize and soybean farming where black soil produces high yields but declining soil fertility remains a problem, he noted.
The local practice of returning maize straw to the farmland for mulching purposes not only increases soil organic matter but also helps prevent wind- and water-driven soil erosion and preserve soil moisture, Xi said, adding that such a model is worth promoting.