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Qingyuan: The Revolutionary Spirit of Southwest Zhejiang is Shining in Zhelang, Where People Survived with Resolution During the War

Date:2019-05-07 Source:Qingyuan County Government Office Author:


    When the first ray of sunlight crossed the Muniu Gang, falling at Zhailang, where is 1248 meters above the sea level, falling on the battles sites such as Red Army battle headquarters, Hantou silt and Shuikou, all the flags were making sounds in the wind.

At the entrance of Zhailang Village, the gate tower looks splendid and the gables are high. The rain in spring continued, and on both sides of the road, villagers swept their couches to greet each other, discharging a long line of 100 meters.  

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of New China and the 84th anniversary of the victory of the Zhai Lang battle. Looking back on the years of the war. recently, the commemorative activities were held in Zhelang Village, Baishanzu Town in Qingyuan County.  

Lan Lingli, Hu Xianru, Wu Qingsong, Ye Liya and other county leaders, Su Zhijun, the first grandson of General Suyu, the head of the Memorial Hall of "Southwest Zhejiang Revolutionary Spirit", representatives of the army troops in Qingyuan and more than 500 people from all walks of life participated in the memorial. They recalled the history together, remembering the revolutionary martyrs and drawing on the momentum of development.  

    "The solitary army went deep into Qingyuan, with great ambition to open up the Zhejiang sky." In April 1935, the Chinese Red Army of Workers and Peasants marched into Zhelang Village from Shouning, Fujian Province. Facing the heavy guard of the National Party reactionaries, the Red Army officers and soldiers marched forward resolutely. Under the command of Suyu and Liu Ying, they defeated the enemy of 3,000 troops with only 500 troops, creating a glorious battle in the history of advancing division's battles victory, which is an example of a victory that defeated a stronger and larger enemy with fewer and weaker soldiers. The victory of Zhai Lang battle, "opened up the access to the guerrilla base areas in southwestern Zhejiang", and was therefore called "a key battle" by General Suyu.  

Fourty-four years ago, the Red Army fighters fought for the revolution, and their blood soaked the mountains. Today, 84 years later, the people of Mushroom Township cherished the memory of the martyrs and carried forward the courageous struggle and sacrifice spirit of the revolutionary martyrs.  

    "Walking on this red land personally makes me have a deeper understanding of the struggle of Zhai Lang, more respect for the spirit of the revolutionary forefathers, and more admiration for the selfless dedication of the people of Qingyuan." On the occasion of the commemoration meeting, Su Zhijun said that as the descendants of revolutionary heroes, we must inherit the legacies of our ancestors. It is the dream of generations of Chinese to make our country stronger and make our people more wealthy. Only through the unremitting efforts of generations of Chinese people can our dream come true.  

    "The future vision of Zhelang Village is to become the first military tourism town in the country." Yu Haibin, an expert in tourism decision-making and consultation of Shanghai Municipal Government, affirmed the advantages of Zhai Lang. Listening to his impassioned speech, the villagers of Zhelang in the meeting hall could not help but burst into warm applause one after another. 

At the meeting, Yu Haibin, Wu Pinghe, Zhao Bo and Xu Jianchao were appointed as consultants to the construction projects of Sunday Engineer and Zhelang Army Brigade Town, contributing their share to the development of Zhelang and even Qingyuan.   

At the moment, the rain stops outside the window.   

    General Secretary Xi Jinping once said that forgetting history means betrayal. Qingyuan people's memory of fighting in Zhelang is also remembered in different ways.  

    "When I heard that my hometown was going to hold a celebration of the fighting in Zhelang, I decided to ask for leave from Lhasa, Tibet, to go by plane, train and car and come back more than 3,000 kilometers." said Ye Qianqian, a villager of Zhailang. The villager Ye Libao wrote the song "Red Zhelang My Home" to express her hometown; Huang Yiran, a student, told the story of Two Red Army Bowls from his grandfather...   

    Over the decades, a ritual has continued. At 1300 hours more than 300 people returned to Red Army Road in the glory of the old days.   

The 100 steps extend halfway up the mountain to the memorial park. Pines and cypresses look up, "The Battle Monument of Zhelang" 7 big words are awe-inspiring.   

    On the hill, Wu Chuanbiao, deputy director of the County Archives Bureau, explained to the crowd the story of the battle of Zhelang. People from all walks of life stood in solemn silence and listened attentively. Under the mountain, the walls of the village houses vividly depict the intense battle scenes of the year, and the "every shot, every gun" in the mountain story.   

    Walking into history is for the improvement of the future. On the same day, the historic and cultural village with a total investment of 40 million yuan was officially started.The project "Zhelang Army Brigade Town" was announced.   

    "Red azalea is tinged with blood, and the souls of soldiers are still around the mountain. We are the flame of the Anti-Japanese Advance Brigade, which lit the dawn of the long night in southwestern Zhejiang... " At the end of April, the red azalea is blooming all over the mountain, and the red flows into my heart. In this red and green lining, the song "The Red Flag on the Cattle Hill" was composed in the background of "Battle of Zhelang", and echoed in the audience.   

    The great spirit of a martyr is a rallying and inspiring one, and the immortal deeds of a martyr will always be remembered in our hearts.   

    In this new era, new mission, new journey, we are enough to believe that people of Qingyuan who continued the "Revolution Spirit of Southwest Zhejiang", are firmly developing confidence, arousing the spirit of struggle and turning the power of revolutionary spirit into the ideology and action consciousness of promoting the development of Qingyuan. We should make full use of the unique advantages of red resources in the old Qingyuan Revolutionary Area, sound the clarion call for high-quality green development, and work hard to achieve the "two mountains" theory to welcome the 70th anniversary of the founding of the New China. (Qingyuan County Government Office)