In commemoration of the 60th Founding Anniversary of Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, the exhibition Reclamation Endeavors and the Chinese Dream: Exhibition Commemorating the 60th Founding Anniversary of Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps jointly organized by Xingjiang Production and Construction Corps and the National Museum of China (NMC) opened in the West Hall of the NMC.
It is significant to hold such an exhibition in the NMC, displaying the 60-year glorious history of the Corps. The exhibition gives publicity to the important strategy of the Party and the state in building the production and construction corps in Xinjiang, developing, safeguarding and improving the frontier areas, and shows the down-to-earth spirit and readiness for hard struggle of generation after generation of the corps people who have made extraordinary contributions to safeguarding, building and developing the frontier areas. This is an important project of the NMC granting cultural aid to Xinjiang, with the support of the CPC Central Committee and the Ministry of Culture, PRC. Via the national exhibition platform of the NMC, this exhibition affords people from across the country and even throughout the world an opportunity to learn about Xinjiang and the corps, and let more people understand and support the corps, so as to promote the constant advancement of the corps’ undertaking.
The exhibition features 160-plus objects and 200-plus pictures, displaying that the corps, since its establishment in October 1954, has been implementing the great historic mission endowed by the Party and the state, namely, garrisoning and cultivating the frontier. It takes it as its own responsibility to improve the wellbeing of the Xinjiang people of various ethnic groups, and plays an irreplaceable role in promoting national unity, maintaining social stability, reinforcing frontier defense in northwest China and safeguarding unification of the motherland. It vigorously promotes the corps spirit, specifically, “patriotism, selfless devotion, hard work and being enterprising.”
The exhibition will last till September 15, 2014.