The Sunshine shines on the Flying voyage-- A report on the concern of the CPC Central Committee, the Central military Commission and Chairman Xi for the Construction and Development of the people's Air Force

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Beijing, 7 Nov (Xinhua)-- A report on the concern of the CPC Central Committee, the Central military Commission, and Chairman Xi for the construction and development of the people's Air Force

Xinhua News Agency reporters Li Xueyong, Zhang Yuqing, Zhang Gu PLA Daily reporter Li Jianwen

This is a historical moment that the people's Air Force will always remember--

On October 1, 1949, at the founding ceremony of the people's Republic of China, a formation of 17 aircraft flew over Tiananmen Square, heralding the imminent birth of the people's Air Force led by the Communist Party of China.

On October 1, 2019, celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the people's Republic of China, the people's Air Force held a long array of domestic fighter planes and accepted a review by the Party and the people, indicating that new steps have been made in building a strong and modern people's Air Force.

Since the 18th CPC National Congress, Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, state president, and chairman of the Central military Commission, has stood at the strategic height of realizing the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. He issued a great call for "speeding up the building of a powerful people's air force that integrates space and space, attack and defense," and made a series of strategic plans related to the construction and long-term development of the people's air force. The people's Air Force Station embarked on a new starting point and opened a new voyage of historic leaps and bounds.

Looking back on the magnificent 70-year journey of hard flying, the officers and men of the Air Force will always remember the affection and love of the CPC Central Committee and the Central military Commission for the construction and development of the Air Force. Generations of air force officers and men have used their youth, blood, and life to write battle songs for a strong army, engraving their loyalty and mission in the blue sky of the motherland.

Pilotage-- drawing the Blueprint for the Development of the people's Air Force

On April 14, 2014, President Xi made a special trip to the air force organs to investigate and emphasize that "building a strong air force is the unremitting pursuit of the party and the people and an important part of realizing the goal of strengthening the army." he put forward the strategic requirement of integrating space and space, attack and defense at the same time. Calibrate the new course for the people's Air Force.

In order to build a strong people's air force, generations of communists have been dreaming and exploring hard. At the beginning of its establishment, our party began to reserve and train flight personnel, which opened the unremitting exploration of building air power. During the revolutionary war, our party and our army built up strength for the establishment of the people's Air Force from the ownership of the first aircraft to the establishment of the first aviation school. The people's Air Force was conceived in the revolutionary war, founded at the beginning of the founding of New China, and developed in the baptism of blood and fire.

In early 1949, at a meeting of the political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, Mao Zedong solemnly announced that he would "strive for the formation of a usable air force." On September 21, Mao Zedong put forward at the first plenary session of the Chinese people's political Consultative Conference: "We will have not only a strong army, but also a strong air force and a strong navy." On November 11, with the approval of the CPC Central Committee, the leading organ of the Air Force was officially established in Beijing. This day was later identified as the founding day of the people's Air Force.

Under the leadership of the CPC Central Committee and the Central military Commission, the people's Air Force quickly set up leading organs at all levels and aviation schools, combat and support forces. The great motherland has a loyal guardian of the blue sky. In March 1955, Mao Zedong wrote an inscription for the first hero and model hero Congress of the Air Force: "establish a strong people's Air Force, defend the motherland, and prepare to defeat the invaders." The people's Air Force began a magnificent journey from small to big, from weak to strong.

In the practice of operational planning and guiding the building of our army, Deng Xiaoping pointed out that "in the future, we will not be able to fight without the air force, and we will not be able to do so without the air force." Deng Xiaoping stressed that "it is impossible to build a powerful revolutionary people's air force." The building of the people's Air Force has continuously reached a new level.

Jiang Zemin stressed that "the air force undertakes a major mission in safeguarding national sovereignty and security," and called for "striving for the construction of a strong and modern people's air force with both attack and defense." The people's Air Force has changed from land and air defense to both attack and defense.

Hu Jintao pointed out that "the air force is an important part of China's military strength," and demanded that "efforts should be made to build a strong people's air force commensurate with the requirements of fulfilling the historical mission of our army in the new century and new stage." The people's Air Force strides forward in the development of science.

President Xi attached great importance to the building and development of the people's Air Force and profoundly pointed out: "the Air Force is a strategic service and plays an important role in national security and the overall military strategy." He stressed: "Building a powerful people's Air Force that integrates space and space and has both attack and defense is a major mission entrusted to the Air Force by the times and an inevitable requirement for safeguarding national sovereignty, security, and development interests under the new situation."

A new era and a new voyage, engraved with historical scenes:

On February 2, 2013, President Xi came to an experimental training base of the Air Force, braved the severe cold to visit some of the equipment, cordially received representatives of officers, soldiers and technicians from the base, and asked everyone to recognize their responsibilities and missions, make continuous efforts, and forge ahead. We will resolutely complete the tasks centered on experiment and training.

In an interview with deputies to the 12th Party Congress of the Air Force on 17 June 2014, President Xi stressed that he will persist in administering the party strictly, earnestly do a good job in party building in the air force, and provide a reliable guarantee for building a strong people's air force.

On February 16, 2015, during an inspection of a certain regiment bombed by the air force, President Xi pointed out that "to build a strong people's air force, we need generations of officers and soldiers to continue to struggle," demanding that everyone bear in mind the goal of strengthening the army and rejuvenating the army, be excellent in ideology and politics, and have excellent fighting skills. The fighting style should be excellent.

On 22 August 2019, President Xi visited a certain air force base, emphasizing "bearing in mind the original mission and improving the ability to win the war," pointing out that "it is necessary to strengthen responsibility, be truly prepared, and make unremitting preparations to ensure that once something happens, you can get up and win."

Since the 18th CPC National Congress, the people's Air Force has deeply studied and implemented Xi Jinping's thought of socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era and Xi Jinping's thought of strengthening the army, thoroughly implemented the military strategic policy for the new era, and closely focused on realizing the party's goal of strengthening the army in the new era. We will speed up the pace of transformation and construction, make historic achievements and take place in all kinds of construction, firmly and consciously listen to the command of the Party, deepen military training and preparation for war, continue to be pure in political ecology, and carry out normal war patrol and control. The building of a new type of combat force has accelerated its development, and a new chapter has been written on the journey of strengthening the army and invigorating the army.

Over the past 70 years, under the strong leadership of the CPC Central Committee and the Central military Commission, the vast number of officers and men of the people's Air Force have fought against the sky and dreamed of the blue sky, and have forged ahead courageously in accordance with the blueprint of speeding up the building of a powerful and modern people's Air Force.

Plastic Soul-- casting the loyal background of the people's Air Force

"fight against the Party and fly thousands of miles without getting lost." This is President Xi's earnest instruction to the vast number of pilots, and it is also the loyal character that has been practiced and will never change from generation to generation of officers and soldiers of the Air Force.

At the beginning of the establishment of the air force, the older generation of revolutionaries attached great importance to upholding the party's absolute leadership over the army and ensuring the firm and correct political direction of air force building. In order to strengthen the leadership of the air force, the air force requested the transfer of several division commissars from the army. Mao Zedong instructed: these political commissars must conscientiously select the most suitable people to serve, and the field armies should put forward three times the list and submit them to the Central military Commission for selection. In order to strengthen the political education of aviation schools, Mao Zedong personally approved the transfer of political teachers from Beijing and other places, and personally examined and approved the political education plans of aviation school students.

In leading and guiding the building of the air force, Deng Xiaoping, Jiang Zemin, and Hu Jintao have repeatedly given important instructions on strengthening ideological and political construction, strengthening ideals and beliefs, and keeping the soul of the army unchanged, and put forward a series of clear requirements.

President Xi attached great importance to firmly grasping the correct direction of air force construction, and stressed that "it is necessary to unswervingly adhere to the fundamental principle and system of the party's absolute leadership over the army, strengthen military soul education, and strictly organize discipline." We will ensure that the troops resolutely obey the command of the Party Central Committee and the Central military Commission at all times and under all circumstances. "

Chairman Xi called on the Air Force to insist that the party should manage the party and administer the party strictly, with emphasis on building the military soul of the party's absolute leadership over the army, on strengthening ideals and beliefs, and on cultivating the fighting spirit and improving combat effectiveness. Efforts should be made to strengthen the organization of the Party, to improve the style of work and to carry forward the righteous spirit.

President Xi encouraged the Air Force to study new situations and solve new problems on the basis of carrying forward the fine tradition, so as to continuously enhance the contemporary nature and charisma of political work.

The Air Force adheres to the guidance of Xi Jinping's thought of socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era, thoroughly implements Xi Jinping's thought of strengthening the army, and conscientiously implements the spirit of the Gutian all-Army political work Conference and the Party Building Conference of the Central military Commission. Comprehensively and thoroughly eliminate the toxic influence of Guo Boxiong, Xu Caihou, Fang Fenghui and Zhang Yang, strongly correct the wind and eliminate discipline and combat corruption, correct accumulated malpractices, purify the political ecology, strengthen the "four consciousness", strengthen the "four self-confidence", and achieve the "two maintenance." We will implement the responsibility system of the chairman of the Central military Commission.

70 years of blood heritage, the people's Air Force will always be the loyal guardian of the blue sky of the motherland. A large number of war heroes, such as Wang Hai, Liu Yudi, Sun Shenglu, Zhao Baotong, Zhang Jihui, and Yue Zhenhua, wrote their loyalty in the sky, and their heroic deeds inspired and educated generations of Chinese people and greatly exhilarated the national spirit. In particular, entering a new era, the "heroic test flight brigade", the "model airborne company", the "strong army avant-garde flight brigade" and the typical British models such as Yan Su, Li Zhonghua, Li Hao, Jiang Jiaji and Hao Jingwen continued to write new glory in the journey of strengthening the country and strengthening the army. Leaving a string of shiny names.

In Xiaotangshan, on the outskirts of Beijing, 1796 bright red names are engraved on the walls of the air force, including air war heroes who defend their country, blue sky warriors who test their scientific research, and long skies who sacrifice their lives for the people. With their lives, they explained their infinite loyalty to the Party, to the motherland and to the people.

In long-term practice, the people's Air Force has forged the "spirit of the old aviation school", the "spirit of iron fist in the air", the "spirit of Shenwei missiles", the "spirit of the Great Desert Arrow" and the "Gambara spirit". It has cultivated characteristic cultures such as "Heavenly Eagle", "Heavenly ladder", "Heavenly Arrow", "Skynet", "Heavenly Road" and so on, and has become a valuable spiritual wealth to inspire generations of officers and soldiers to be loyal to their mission and to forge ahead.

Over the past 70 years, the people's Air Force has always adhered to the party's absolute leadership over the army and has always listened to the party's words and followed the party.

Calling for conscription-- forging the Division of the people's Air Force to win the War

Being able to fight and win battles is the fundamental requirement of the party and the people for the army, the mission and responsibility of the army, and the fundamental value of the existence of the army.

In August 2019, President Xi came to the operational command center of a certain air force base to inspect the duty seat, listen to relevant presentations, and learn more about combat readiness duty and training. President Xi inspected the relevant units of the base through video, asked officers and men about their work and life, and encouraged them to carry forward their traditions, maintain their true colors, improve their excellent quality, and faithfully perform their duties.

Over the past 70 years, starting from ground exploration to flying high in the air, being able to fight and win battles has always been the order given by the CPC Central Committee and the Central military Commission to advance the people's Air Force, and has always been the focus and focus of all air force construction.

In 1950, Mao Zedong wrote the title of the "people's Air Force" and wrote the following inscription: "create a powerful people's Air Force, wipe out the remnant enemy, and consolidate national defense."

On the battlefield of resisting US aggression and aiding Korea, the people's Air Force, which had just turned one year old, carried forward the spirit of "bayonet in the air" and, with my invincible heroism, waged a life-and-death struggle with the US Air Force, the number one air power enemy in the world, and created a miracle in the history of air warfare in the world. Mao Zedong was very pleased with the news. He gave instructions in the war newspaper: "the fourth Air Division fought courageously, and it was very comforting," and "congratulated the third Division of the Air Force."

In the course of territorial and air defense operations, in the face of the disturbance and destruction of the mainland by enemy aircraft, Mao Zedong asked the air force to "go all out to wipe out the invading enemy." In July 1958, air forces stationed in Fujian and eastern Guangdong achieved remarkable results in shooting down three enemy planes in the first battle. In October 1959, the surface-to-air missile force, which had been installed for only five months, set a precedent for shooting down enemy aircraft with surface-to-air missiles in the history of world air defense operations.

The people's Air Force, which has grown up in the smoke of war, has achieved a brilliant record of shooting down and injuring 3818 enemy aircraft in previous combat operations, and has made immortal achievements.

In the 1980s, Deng Xiaoping put forward the major issue of "how to coordinate heaven and earth." The Air Force has set off an upsurge of training centered on contractual campaigns and tactics, and there has been a substantial increase in the number of Air Force Class A combat regiments that mark the level of air force combat effectiveness.

In the 1990s, Jiang Zemin clearly put forward the goal of "both attack and defense" to the Air Force, and hoped that the comrades of the Air Force would enhance their sense of mission and urgency and push forward the revolutionization, modernization, and regularization of the armed forces in an all-round way. The building and development of the people's Air Force has opened up a new situation.

Entering the new century, Hu Jintao put forward: "We should persist in taking preparations for military struggle as the leader and promote the overall, coordinated, and long-term development of the Air Force." The Air Force keeps abreast of actual combat, highlights confrontation, is difficult to be strict, invigorates training through science and technology, and its combat capability continues to leap forward.

Since the 18th CPC National Congress, President Xi has paid great attention to the building of the people's Air Force and preparations for military struggle, and stressed that "it is necessary to strengthen preparations for actual combat, firmly establish the idea of training and leading troops to fight, and firmly establish the idea of being ready to fight at any time." We will firmly establish the idea of winning battles based on the existing conditions, pay close attention to the implementation of various combat readiness systems, maintain a state of unremitting combat readiness, ensure that situations can be dealt with quickly and effectively, and resolutely complete all military struggle tasks undertaken by the air force. "

The air force at all levels will firmly establish the only fundamental standard of combat effectiveness, persist in taking war leadership and grasping construction as a war, persist in fighting as they fight, and practice as soldiers do. It has become the norm to go to the plateau, to the ocean, to fly to the border, and to make long voyages. Military training brands such as "Red Sword", "Blue Shield", "Gold helmet", "Golden Dart" and "Optimum Electric" continue to increase their "combat volume", and the intensity of actual combat training and joint combat training is constantly increasing. A good look has been set up for the people's Air Force to train troops and prepare for war in the new era.

With the process of reforming and strengthening the army, the people's Air Force has successively completed the task of readjusting the command system, scale structure, and strength, clarifying the path of strategic transformation and development, and making strong progress in the reorganization of strength, the reconstruction of the system, and the remodeling of functions. The construction of combat effectiveness of the armed forces "changes gears and increases speed."

Open the door to train troops, learn from each other, and the people's Air Force continues to promote actual combat training in international military exchanges and cooperation. China and Pakistan Air Force "Eagle" joint training, Sino-Russian Air Force joint air strategic cruise. It reflects the new improvement of the combat effectiveness of the people's Air Force and shows the responsibility of the people's Air Force in safeguarding world peace.

In accordance with the strategic arrangements of the CPC Central Committee and the Central military Commission, the Air Force Party Committee regards personnel training as a basic and key project for building a strong people's Air Force, and strives to build a new "trinity" military personnel training system. Establish a training platform to attract talent and promote the continuous improvement of the level of talent construction.

Stealth fighter aircraft J-20, large transport aircraft transport-20 troops, new domestic surface-to-air missiles pointed directly into the sky, strategic early warning, air strikes, air defense and antimissile, information confrontation, airborne operations, strategic delivery and comprehensive support have been enhanced. Major operational tasks such as air protection of the Diaoyu Islands, management and control of the East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone, regular combat patrols in the South China Sea, systematic ocean-going training, and multi-type fighter cruising around the islands have been successfully completed, and the tasks of the new era have been effectively fulfilled.

Entrusting-- cultivating the feelings of the people's Air Force for the people

The people's Air Force is built by the people and the people's Air Force is for the people. The officers and men of the air force will not forget that it was the party and the people who lifted the war eagle into the blue sky. In the early days, local party committees and governments at all levels went all out, and the people supported them unconditionally, and 94 airports were built in just four years. Famous Henan opera performing artist Chang Xiangyu, with all the income from more than 170 performances, plus the money to sell his car, donated and bought a MIG-15 fighter plane.

The people's Air Force has always carried out the fundamental purpose of serving the people wholeheartedly, bearing in mind the instructions of the Party Central Committee and the Central military Commission.

In March 1951, there was a serious ice flood in the Yellow River in Hetao area of Ningxia, which threatened the safety of people's lives and property on both sides of the strait. The dangerous situation touched the hearts of Mao Zedong and the leading comrades of the Central Committee. According to the decision of the CPC Central Committee, the Air Force immediately sent four bombers, flew 37 sorties, blew up 11 Lingba, dredged the river, and protected 500000 people and more than 1 million mu of fertile land from flooding.

At the beginning of 1982, Deng Xiaoping instructed: "the Air Force should participate in professional missions to support the construction of agriculture and forestry for at least 20 years, and make contributions to speeding up the construction of agriculture and animal husbandry and greening the mountains and rivers of the motherland." To this end, the Air Force quickly modified a number of aircraft, trained a number of aircrew capable of carrying out aerial seeding missions, and flew to various localities to carry out aerial seeding afforestation and recommendation missions.

In August 1998, at the critical moment of flood fighting and rescue in the Yangtze River Basin, Jiang Zemin came to the levee to visit the airborne flood fighting troops and demanded that "we should continue to carry forward the spirit of not afraid of fatigue, not afraid of hardships, and fight continuously, unite and fight to the end." To win the final victory in the struggle against flood and rescue. The officers and men of the Air Force successfully completed the task of fighting floods and rescuing emergencies.

After the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake, Hu Jintao personally went to the front line of the disaster area and deployed at the scene to extend, expand and implement the earthquake relief work to the village. Upon hearing the order, the air force disaster relief forces dispatched 229000 troops into the village, transferred 18886 trapped people, treated and transported 9222 wounded, and rescued 328 survivors from the rubble.

In August 2019, President Xi watched a transport search and rescue mission of the Air Force via video. While strengthening its combat readiness training, the regiment carried out aerial seeding and afforestation missions for more than 30 years in a row. President Xi affirmed their achievements and hoped that they would bear in mind the fundamental purpose of the people's army, continue to support the country's economic and social construction, and fulfill the tasks entrusted to them by the party and the people.

In recent years, the Air Force has resolutely implemented the decisions and arrangements of the Party Central Committee, the Central military Commission, and Chairman Xi, actively participated in winning the battle to get rid of poverty, gave full play to its own advantages, and promoted poverty-stricken areas and the poor masses to speed up the pace of getting rid of poverty and becoming well-off.

-- to organize and help build, and the Air Force troops stationed in poverty-stricken areas have formed pairs with 2837 local grass-roots party organizations and more than 30, 000 party members;

-- assisting students to promote teaching, continuously implementing the "Blue Sky Spring Bud Program", assisting the construction of 102 "Blue Sky Spring Bud Schools" and subsidizing more than 30,000 poor children to complete their studies;

-- Medical support to help build medical institutions in poor areas, train more than 1300 rural doctors and free clinics for more than 50, 000 poor people, continue to implement the "Heart Buy Project" and treat more than 1100 children with congenital heart disease free of charge.

-- improving people's livelihood, helping 117 poor villages, 5711 poor households, and implementing 239 poverty alleviation projects, bringing the warmth of the party's care to the hearts of the common people.

In the past 70 years of loving the people, the people's Air Force has always raised the interests of the people above their heads, diligently flew to serve the people and offered the front line of the people, rescue and disaster relief and emergency rescue to protect lives with flesh and blood, artificial rain enhancement, aerial afforestation to sow hope. Overseas evacuation of overseas Chinese, poverty alleviation and rescue with fish and water feelings to convey warmth, with practical actions to write a song of gratitude to the people, to repay the people of the times.

Caring-- stimulating the morale of the people's Air Force

The flight brigade of a certain air force brigade was the first heroic flight brigade to be formed, the first to take part in the war, and the first to win the victory. On the eve of August 1, 2019, it was awarded the honorary title of "strong army avant-garde flight brigade" by the Central military Commission. President Xi personally presented the award flag to the brigade and took a group photo with the representatives of the brigade, which inspired the pilots of the brigade.

Looking back on the glorious voyage, the care of the leader has always warmed the hearts of the Air Force officers and men.

The second Battalion of Air Force Surface-to-Air missiles has made many achievements in shooting down high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft, and was awarded the title of "Hero Battalion" by the Ministry of Defense in 1964. Mao Zedong instructed all the officers and soldiers of the "Hero Battalion" to be received in Beijing and cordially received them at the Great Hall of the people.

In October 1978, Deng Xiaoping watched the air force combat readiness training report performance and encouraged officers and men to make continued efforts to raise the level of combat effectiveness of the air force.

In October 1996, while visiting the integrated simulation system of a certain type of aircraft, Jiang Zemin watched the performance of Ju Hanxing, a special pilot of the Air Force, and congratulated him on his successful performance.

In February 2005, Hu Jintao braved the severe cold and came to the third company of a surface-to-air missile unit of the Air Force to bring New year blessings to cadres and soldiers from the CPC Central Committee and the Central military Commission.

Soldiers have the heaviest weight in President Xi's mind, and the grass roots are the most concerned place in President Xi's heart.

Walking into the airport, boarding fighter planes, encouraging pilots, visiting front-line scientific researchers in the desert Gobi, caring about the work and life of remote and arduous troops, and expressing condolences to officers and men in the front line of their tasks, President Xi paid close attention to the construction and development of the Air Force. Connected with the hearts of the vast number of officers and men.

On the eve of the Spring Festival in 2013, President Xi came to an experimental training base of the Air Force in the depths of the desert. The first thing he said when he met the officers and soldiers was: "I have been thinking about you. I have come to see you."

"it was very cold that day. As soon as President Xi got off the plane, he met with representatives of base officers and soldiers and scientific and technological personnel at the airport. When he saw that we were only wearing winter clothes, President Xi also took off his overcoat before taking a group photo with us. " Recalling a detail of the time, Li Hong, a senior engineer, is still unforgettable.

On October 31, 2014, President Xi attended the Gutian military political work Conference. At lunchtime, President Xi sat around with 11 grass-roots military cadres and representatives of the British model, ate the "Red Army meal" with relish, talked to everyone while eating, and picked up food for the grass-roots representatives around him from time to time. At that time, Yu Hailong, the political instructor of the "Huang Jiguang Company" of a certain airborne unit at that time, often appeared to have dinner with President Xi at the same table. He said: "President Xi has always kept the officers and soldiers of the troops in mind. All we have to do is turn President Xi's instructions into action. "

"how many years have you been in the army? Did the family go with the army? How is life? " On March 12, 2015, when President Xi met with deputies to the military grass-roots people's Congress, he was concerned to inquire about du Hongqiang, a petty officer of a brigade of the. On these issues, du Hongqiang said: "when you think of President Xi's intimate words, there will be bursts of warm current in your heart, and there will be endless strength in your work."

The Party Central Committee, the Central military Commission, and Chairman Xi are affectionate in infiltrating the hearts and minds of officers and soldiers, and the vast number of officers and men consciously shoulder the responsibility of their mission. From radar stations all over the Gobi islands on the plateau to ground air defense troops stationed in the north and south of the Yangtze River, tens of thousands of air force officers and soldiers are on full-time combat readiness every day, and air rights and air defense identification zones are controlled. A single air brigade takes off hundreds of sorties a year. Joint training between Chinese and foreign air forces, international humanitarian rescue, display the image of the air force of a big country on the world stage.

The people's Air Force, which has gone through a glorious course of 70 years, is under the guidance of Xi Jinping's thought of strengthening the army, with the sense of urgency, the unshirkable spirit of responsibility, and the Lingyun ambition of fighting against the sky, and does not forget the initial ideals and aspirations, and keep in mind the mission. We will live up to our heavy trust and make unremitting efforts to enhance our ability to win in an all-round way, safeguard the blue sky of the motherland for the party and the people, resolutely safeguard national sovereignty, security, and development interests, and provide strong strength support for the realization of Chinese Dream's dream of strengthening the army.

The Sunshine shines on the Flying voyage-- A report on the concern of the CPC Central Committee, the Central military Commission and Chairman Xi for the Construction and Development of the people's Air Force

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Beijing, 7 Nov (Xinhua)-- A report on the concern of the CPC Central Committee, the Central military Commission, and Chairman Xi for the construction and development of the people's Air Force

Xinhua News Agency reporters Li Xueyong, Zhang Yuqing, Zhang Gu PLA Daily reporter Li Jianwen

This is a historical moment that the people's Air Force will always remember--

On October 1, 1949, at the founding ceremony of the people's Republic of China, a formation of 17 aircraft flew over Tiananmen Square, heralding the imminent birth of the people's Air Force led by the Communist Party of China.

On October 1, 2019, celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the people's Republic of China, the people's Air Force held a long array of domestic fighter planes and accepted a review by the Party and the people, indicating that new steps have been made in building a strong and modern people's Air Force.

Since the 18th CPC National Congress, Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, state president, and chairman of the Central military Commission, has stood at the strategic height of realizing the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. He issued a great call for "speeding up the building of a powerful people's air force that integrates space and space, attack and defense," and made a series of strategic plans related to the construction and long-term development of the people's air force. The people's Air Force Station embarked on a new starting point and opened a new voyage of historic leaps and bounds.

Looking back on the magnificent 70-year journey of hard flying, the officers and men of the Air Force will always remember the affection and love of the CPC Central Committee and the Central military Commission for the construction and development of the Air Force. Generations of air force officers and men have used their youth, blood, and life to write battle songs for a strong army, engraving their loyalty and mission in the blue sky of the motherland.

Pilotage-- drawing the Blueprint for the Development of the people's Air Force

On April 14, 2014, President Xi made a special trip to the air force organs to investigate and emphasize that "building a strong air force is the unremitting pursuit of the party and the people and an important part of realizing the goal of strengthening the army." he put forward the strategic requirement of integrating space and space, attack and defense at the same time. Calibrate the new course for the people's Air Force.

In order to build a strong people's air force, generations of communists have been dreaming and exploring hard. At the beginning of its establishment, our party began to reserve and train flight personnel, which opened the unremitting exploration of building air power. During the revolutionary war, our party and our army built up strength for the establishment of the people's Air Force from the ownership of the first aircraft to the establishment of the first aviation school. The people's Air Force was conceived in the revolutionary war, founded at the beginning of the founding of New China, and developed in the baptism of blood and fire.

In early 1949, at a meeting of the political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, Mao Zedong solemnly announced that he would "strive for the formation of a usable air force." On September 21, Mao Zedong put forward at the first plenary session of the Chinese people's political Consultative Conference: "We will have not only a strong army, but also a strong air force and a strong navy." On November 11, with the approval of the CPC Central Committee, the leading organ of the Air Force was officially established in Beijing. This day was later identified as the founding day of the people's Air Force.

Under the leadership of the CPC Central Committee and the Central military Commission, the people's Air Force quickly set up leading organs at all levels and aviation schools, combat and support forces. The great motherland has a loyal guardian of the blue sky. In March 1955, Mao Zedong wrote an inscription for the first hero and model hero Congress of the Air Force: "establish a strong people's Air Force, defend the motherland, and prepare to defeat the invaders." The people's Air Force began a magnificent journey from small to big, from weak to strong.

In the practice of operational planning and guiding the building of our army, Deng Xiaoping pointed out that "in the future, we will not be able to fight without the air force, and we will not be able to do so without the air force." Deng Xiaoping stressed that "it is impossible to build a powerful revolutionary people's air force." The building of the people's Air Force has continuously reached a new level.

Jiang Zemin stressed that "the air force undertakes a major mission in safeguarding national sovereignty and security," and called for "striving for the construction of a strong and modern people's air force with both attack and defense." The people's Air Force has changed from land and air defense to both attack and defense.

Hu Jintao pointed out that "the air force is an important part of China's military strength," and demanded that "efforts should be made to build a strong people's air force commensurate with the requirements of fulfilling the historical mission of our army in the new century and new stage." The people's Air Force strides forward in the development of science.

President Xi attached great importance to the building and development of the people's Air Force and profoundly pointed out: "the Air Force is a strategic service and plays an important role in national security and the overall military strategy." He stressed: "Building a powerful people's Air Force that integrates space and space and has both attack and defense is a major mission entrusted to the Air Force by the times and an inevitable requirement for safeguarding national sovereignty, security, and development interests under the new situation."

A new era and a new voyage, engraved with historical scenes:

On February 2, 2013, President Xi came to an experimental training base of the Air Force, braved the severe cold to visit some of the equipment, cordially received representatives of officers, soldiers and technicians from the base, and asked everyone to recognize their responsibilities and missions, make continuous efforts, and forge ahead. We will resolutely complete the tasks centered on experiment and training.

In an interview with deputies to the 12th Party Congress of the Air Force on 17 June 2014, President Xi stressed that he will persist in administering the party strictly, earnestly do a good job in party building in the air force, and provide a reliable guarantee for building a strong people's air force.

On February 16, 2015, during an inspection of a certain regiment bombed by the air force, President Xi pointed out that "to build a strong people's air force, we need generations of officers and soldiers to continue to struggle," demanding that everyone bear in mind the goal of strengthening the army and rejuvenating the army, be excellent in ideology and politics, and have excellent fighting skills. The fighting style should be excellent.

On 22 August 2019, President Xi visited a certain air force base, emphasizing "bearing in mind the original mission and improving the ability to win the war," pointing out that "it is necessary to strengthen responsibility, be truly prepared, and make unremitting preparations to ensure that once something happens, you can get up and win."

Since the 18th CPC National Congress, the people's Air Force has deeply studied and implemented Xi Jinping's thought of socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era and Xi Jinping's thought of strengthening the army, thoroughly implemented the military strategic policy for the new era, and closely focused on realizing the party's goal of strengthening the army in the new era. We will speed up the pace of transformation and construction, make historic achievements and take place in all kinds of construction, firmly and consciously listen to the command of the Party, deepen military training and preparation for war, continue to be pure in political ecology, and carry out normal war patrol and control. The building of a new type of combat force has accelerated its development, and a new chapter has been written on the journey of strengthening the army and invigorating the army.

Over the past 70 years, under the strong leadership of the CPC Central Committee and the Central military Commission, the vast number of officers and men of the people's Air Force have fought against the sky and dreamed of the blue sky, and have forged ahead courageously in accordance with the blueprint of speeding up the building of a powerful and modern people's Air Force.

Plastic Soul-- casting the loyal background of the people's Air Force

"fight against the Party and fly thousands of miles without getting lost." This is President Xi's earnest instruction to the vast number of pilots, and it is also the loyal character that has been practiced and will never change from generation to generation of officers and soldiers of the Air Force.

At the beginning of the establishment of the air force, the older generation of revolutionaries attached great importance to upholding the party's absolute leadership over the army and ensuring the firm and correct political direction of air force building. In order to strengthen the leadership of the air force, the air force requested the transfer of several division commissars from the army. Mao Zedong instructed: these political commissars must conscientiously select the most suitable people to serve, and the field armies should put forward three times the list and submit them to the Central military Commission for selection. In order to strengthen the political education of aviation schools, Mao Zedong personally approved the transfer of political teachers from Beijing and other places, and personally examined and approved the political education plans of aviation school students.

In leading and guiding the building of the air force, Deng Xiaoping, Jiang Zemin, and Hu Jintao have repeatedly given important instructions on strengthening ideological and political construction, strengthening ideals and beliefs, and keeping the soul of the army unchanged, and put forward a series of clear requirements.

President Xi attached great importance to firmly grasping the correct direction of air force construction, and stressed that "it is necessary to unswervingly adhere to the fundamental principle and system of the party's absolute leadership over the army, strengthen military soul education, and strictly organize discipline." We will ensure that the troops resolutely obey the command of the Party Central Committee and the Central military Commission at all times and under all circumstances. "

Chairman Xi called on the Air Force to insist that the party should manage the party and administer the party strictly, with emphasis on building the military soul of the party's absolute leadership over the army, on strengthening ideals and beliefs, and on cultivating the fighting spirit and improving combat effectiveness. Efforts should be made to strengthen the organization of the Party, to improve the style of work and to carry forward the righteous spirit.

President Xi encouraged the Air Force to study new situations and solve new problems on the basis of carrying forward the fine tradition, so as to continuously enhance the contemporary nature and charisma of political work.

The Air Force adheres to the guidance of Xi Jinping's thought of socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era, thoroughly implements Xi Jinping's thought of strengthening the army, and conscientiously implements the spirit of the Gutian all-Army political work Conference and the Party Building Conference of the Central military Commission. Comprehensively and thoroughly eliminate the toxic influence of Guo Boxiong, Xu Caihou, Fang Fenghui and Zhang Yang, strongly correct the wind and eliminate discipline and combat corruption, correct accumulated malpractices, purify the political ecology, strengthen the "four consciousness", strengthen the "four self-confidence", and achieve the "two maintenance." We will implement the responsibility system of the chairman of the Central military Commission.

70 years of blood heritage, the people's Air Force will always be the loyal guardian of the blue sky of the motherland. A large number of war heroes, such as Wang Hai, Liu Yudi, Sun Shenglu, Zhao Baotong, Zhang Jihui, and Yue Zhenhua, wrote their loyalty in the sky, and their heroic deeds inspired and educated generations of Chinese people and greatly exhilarated the national spirit. In particular, entering a new era, the "heroic test flight brigade", the "model airborne company", the "strong army avant-garde flight brigade" and the typical British models such as Yan Su, Li Zhonghua, Li Hao, Jiang Jiaji and Hao Jingwen continued to write new glory in the journey of strengthening the country and strengthening the army. Leaving a string of shiny names.

In Xiaotangshan, on the outskirts of Beijing, 1796 bright red names are engraved on the walls of the air force, including air war heroes who defend their country, blue sky warriors who test their scientific research, and long skies who sacrifice their lives for the people. With their lives, they explained their infinite loyalty to the Party, to the motherland and to the people.

In long-term practice, the people's Air Force has forged the "spirit of the old aviation school", the "spirit of iron fist in the air", the "spirit of Shenwei missiles", the "spirit of the Great Desert Arrow" and the "Gambara spirit". It has cultivated characteristic cultures such as "Heavenly Eagle", "Heavenly ladder", "Heavenly Arrow", "Skynet", "Heavenly Road" and so on, and has become a valuable spiritual wealth to inspire generations of officers and soldiers to be loyal to their mission and to forge ahead.

Over the past 70 years, the people's Air Force has always adhered to the party's absolute leadership over the army and has always listened to the party's words and followed the party.

Calling for conscription-- forging the Division of the people's Air Force to win the War

Being able to fight and win battles is the fundamental requirement of the party and the people for the army, the mission and responsibility of the army, and the fundamental value of the existence of the army.

In August 2019, President Xi came to the operational command center of a certain air force base to inspect the duty seat, listen to relevant presentations, and learn more about combat readiness duty and training. President Xi inspected the relevant units of the base through video, asked officers and men about their work and life, and encouraged them to carry forward their traditions, maintain their true colors, improve their excellent quality, and faithfully perform their duties.

Over the past 70 years, starting from ground exploration to flying high in the air, being able to fight and win battles has always been the order given by the CPC Central Committee and the Central military Commission to advance the people's Air Force, and has always been the focus and focus of all air force construction.

In 1950, Mao Zedong wrote the title of the "people's Air Force" and wrote the following inscription: "create a powerful people's Air Force, wipe out the remnant enemy, and consolidate national defense."

On the battlefield of resisting US aggression and aiding Korea, the people's Air Force, which had just turned one year old, carried forward the spirit of "bayonet in the air" and, with my invincible heroism, waged a life-and-death struggle with the US Air Force, the number one air power enemy in the world, and created a miracle in the history of air warfare in the world. Mao Zedong was very pleased with the news. He gave instructions in the war newspaper: "the fourth Air Division fought courageously, and it was very comforting," and "congratulated the third Division of the Air Force."

In the course of territorial and air defense operations, in the face of the disturbance and destruction of the mainland by enemy aircraft, Mao Zedong asked the air force to "go all out to wipe out the invading enemy." In July 1958, air forces stationed in Fujian and eastern Guangdong achieved remarkable results in shooting down three enemy planes in the first battle. In October 1959, the surface-to-air missile force, which had been installed for only five months, set a precedent for shooting down enemy aircraft with surface-to-air missiles in the history of world air defense operations.

The people's Air Force, which has grown up in the smoke of war, has achieved a brilliant record of shooting down and injuring 3818 enemy aircraft in previous combat operations, and has made immortal achievements.

In the 1980s, Deng Xiaoping put forward the major issue of "how to coordinate heaven and earth." The Air Force has set off an upsurge of training centered on contractual campaigns and tactics, and there has been a substantial increase in the number of Air Force Class A combat regiments that mark the level of air force combat effectiveness.

In the 1990s, Jiang Zemin clearly put forward the goal of "both attack and defense" to the Air Force, and hoped that the comrades of the Air Force would enhance their sense of mission and urgency and push forward the revolutionization, modernization, and regularization of the armed forces in an all-round way. The building and development of the people's Air Force has opened up a new situation.

Entering the new century, Hu Jintao put forward: "We should persist in taking preparations for military struggle as the leader and promote the overall, coordinated, and long-term development of the Air Force." The Air Force keeps abreast of actual combat, highlights confrontation, is difficult to be strict, invigorates training through science and technology, and its combat capability continues to leap forward.

Since the 18th CPC National Congress, President Xi has paid great attention to the building of the people's Air Force and preparations for military struggle, and stressed that "it is necessary to strengthen preparations for actual combat, firmly establish the idea of training and leading troops to fight, and firmly establish the idea of being ready to fight at any time." We will firmly establish the idea of winning battles based on the existing conditions, pay close attention to the implementation of various combat readiness systems, maintain a state of unremitting combat readiness, ensure that situations can be dealt with quickly and effectively, and resolutely complete all military struggle tasks undertaken by the air force. "

The air force at all levels will firmly establish the only fundamental standard of combat effectiveness, persist in taking war leadership and grasping construction as a war, persist in fighting as they fight, and practice as soldiers do. It has become the norm to go to the plateau, to the ocean, to fly to the border, and to make long voyages. Military training brands such as "Red Sword", "Blue Shield", "Gold helmet", "Golden Dart" and "Optimum Electric" continue to increase their "combat volume", and the intensity of actual combat training and joint combat training is constantly increasing. A good look has been set up for the people's Air Force to train troops and prepare for war in the new era.

With the process of reforming and strengthening the army, the people's Air Force has successively completed the task of readjusting the command system, scale structure, and strength, clarifying the path of strategic transformation and development, and making strong progress in the reorganization of strength, the reconstruction of the system, and the remodeling of functions. The construction of combat effectiveness of the armed forces "changes gears and increases speed."

Open the door to train troops, learn from each other, and the people's Air Force continues to promote actual combat training in international military exchanges and cooperation. China and Pakistan Air Force "Eagle" joint training, Sino-Russian Air Force joint air strategic cruise. It reflects the new improvement of the combat effectiveness of the people's Air Force and shows the responsibility of the people's Air Force in safeguarding world peace.

In accordance with the strategic arrangements of the CPC Central Committee and the Central military Commission, the Air Force Party Committee regards personnel training as a basic and key project for building a strong people's Air Force, and strives to build a new "trinity" military personnel training system. Establish a training platform to attract talent and promote the continuous improvement of the level of talent construction.

Stealth fighter aircraft J-20, large transport aircraft transport-20 troops, new domestic surface-to-air missiles pointed directly into the sky, strategic early warning, air strikes, air defense and antimissile, information confrontation, airborne operations, strategic delivery and comprehensive support have been enhanced. Major operational tasks such as air protection of the Diaoyu Islands, management and control of the East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone, regular combat patrols in the South China Sea, systematic ocean-going training, and multi-type fighter cruising around the islands have been successfully completed, and the tasks of the new era have been effectively fulfilled.

Entrusting-- cultivating the feelings of the people's Air Force for the people

The people's Air Force is built by the people and the people's Air Force is for the people. The officers and men of the air force will not forget that it was the party and the people who lifted the war eagle into the blue sky. In the early days, local party committees and governments at all levels went all out, and the people supported them unconditionally, and 94 airports were built in just four years. Famous Henan opera performing artist Chang Xiangyu, with all the income from more than 170 performances, plus the money to sell his car, donated and bought a MIG-15 fighter plane.

The people's Air Force has always carried out the fundamental purpose of serving the people wholeheartedly, bearing in mind the instructions of the Party Central Committee and the Central military Commission.

In March 1951, there was a serious ice flood in the Yellow River in Hetao area of Ningxia, which threatened the safety of people's lives and property on both sides of the strait. The dangerous situation touched the hearts of Mao Zedong and the leading comrades of the Central Committee. According to the decision of the CPC Central Committee, the Air Force immediately sent four bombers, flew 37 sorties, blew up 11 Lingba, dredged the river, and protected 500000 people and more than 1 million mu of fertile land from flooding.

At the beginning of 1982, Deng Xiaoping instructed: "the Air Force should participate in professional missions to support the construction of agriculture and forestry for at least 20 years, and make contributions to speeding up the construction of agriculture and animal husbandry and greening the mountains and rivers of the motherland." To this end, the Air Force quickly modified a number of aircraft, trained a number of aircrew capable of carrying out aerial seeding missions, and flew to various localities to carry out aerial seeding afforestation and recommendation missions.

In August 1998, at the critical moment of flood fighting and rescue in the Yangtze River Basin, Jiang Zemin came to the levee to visit the airborne flood fighting troops and demanded that "we should continue to carry forward the spirit of not afraid of fatigue, not afraid of hardships, and fight continuously, unite and fight to the end." To win the final victory in the struggle against flood and rescue. The officers and men of the Air Force successfully completed the task of fighting floods and rescuing emergencies.

After the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake, Hu Jintao personally went to the front line of the disaster area and deployed at the scene to extend, expand and implement the earthquake relief work to the village. Upon hearing the order, the air force disaster relief forces dispatched 229000 troops into the village, transferred 18886 trapped people, treated and transported 9222 wounded, and rescued 328 survivors from the rubble.

In August 2019, President Xi watched a transport search and rescue mission of the Air Force via video. While strengthening its combat readiness training, the regiment carried out aerial seeding and afforestation missions for more than 30 years in a row. President Xi affirmed their achievements and hoped that they would bear in mind the fundamental purpose of the people's army, continue to support the country's economic and social construction, and fulfill the tasks entrusted to them by the party and the people.

In recent years, the Air Force has resolutely implemented the decisions and arrangements of the Party Central Committee, the Central military Commission, and Chairman Xi, actively participated in winning the battle to get rid of poverty, gave full play to its own advantages, and promoted poverty-stricken areas and the poor masses to speed up the pace of getting rid of poverty and becoming well-off.

-- to organize and help build, and the Air Force troops stationed in poverty-stricken areas have formed pairs with 2837 local grass-roots party organizations and more than 30, 000 party members;

-- assisting students to promote teaching, continuously implementing the "Blue Sky Spring Bud Program", assisting the construction of 102 "Blue Sky Spring Bud Schools" and subsidizing more than 30,000 poor children to complete their studies;

-- Medical support to help build medical institutions in poor areas, train more than 1300 rural doctors and free clinics for more than 50, 000 poor people, continue to implement the "Heart Buy Project" and treat more than 1100 children with congenital heart disease free of charge.

-- improving people's livelihood, helping 117 poor villages, 5711 poor households, and implementing 239 poverty alleviation projects, bringing the warmth of the party's care to the hearts of the common people.

In the past 70 years of loving the people, the people's Air Force has always raised the interests of the people above their heads, diligently flew to serve the people and offered the front line of the people, rescue and disaster relief and emergency rescue to protect lives with flesh and blood, artificial rain enhancement, aerial afforestation to sow hope. Overseas evacuation of overseas Chinese, poverty alleviation and rescue with fish and water feelings to convey warmth, with practical actions to write a song of gratitude to the people, to repay the people of the times.

Caring-- stimulating the morale of the people's Air Force

The flight brigade of a certain air force brigade was the first heroic flight brigade to be formed, the first to take part in the war, and the first to win the victory. On the eve of August 1, 2019, it was awarded the honorary title of "strong army avant-garde flight brigade" by the Central military Commission. President Xi personally presented the award flag to the brigade and took a group photo with the representatives of the brigade, which inspired the pilots of the brigade.

Looking back on the glorious voyage, the care of the leader has always warmed the hearts of the Air Force officers and men.

The second Battalion of Air Force Surface-to-Air missiles has made many achievements in shooting down high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft, and was awarded the title of "Hero Battalion" by the Ministry of Defense in 1964. Mao Zedong instructed all the officers and soldiers of the "Hero Battalion" to be received in Beijing and cordially received them at the Great Hall of the people.

In October 1978, Deng Xiaoping watched the air force combat readiness training report performance and encouraged officers and men to make continued efforts to raise the level of combat effectiveness of the air force.

In October 1996, while visiting the integrated simulation system of a certain type of aircraft, Jiang Zemin watched the performance of Ju Hanxing, a special pilot of the Air Force, and congratulated him on his successful performance.

In February 2005, Hu Jintao braved the severe cold and came to the third company of a surface-to-air missile unit of the Air Force to bring New year blessings to cadres and soldiers from the CPC Central Committee and the Central military Commission.

Soldiers have the heaviest weight in President Xi's mind, and the grass roots are the most concerned place in President Xi's heart.

Walking into the airport, boarding fighter planes, encouraging pilots, visiting front-line scientific researchers in the desert Gobi, caring about the work and life of remote and arduous troops, and expressing condolences to officers and men in the front line of their tasks, President Xi paid close attention to the construction and development of the Air Force. Connected with the hearts of the vast number of officers and men.

On the eve of the Spring Festival in 2013, President Xi came to an experimental training base of the Air Force in the depths of the desert. The first thing he said when he met the officers and soldiers was: "I have been thinking about you. I have come to see you."

"it was very cold that day. As soon as President Xi got off the plane, he met with representatives of base officers and soldiers and scientific and technological personnel at the airport. When he saw that we were only wearing winter clothes, President Xi also took off his overcoat before taking a group photo with us. " Recalling a detail of the time, Li Hong, a senior engineer, is still unforgettable.

On October 31, 2014, President Xi attended the Gutian military political work Conference. At lunchtime, President Xi sat around with 11 grass-roots military cadres and representatives of the British model, ate the "Red Army meal" with relish, talked to everyone while eating, and picked up food for the grass-roots representatives around him from time to time. At that time, Yu Hailong, the political instructor of the "Huang Jiguang Company" of a certain airborne unit at that time, often appeared to have dinner with President Xi at the same table. He said: "President Xi has always kept the officers and soldiers of the troops in mind. All we have to do is turn President Xi's instructions into action. "

"how many years have you been in the army? Did the family go with the army? How is life? " On March 12, 2015, when President Xi met with deputies to the military grass-roots people's Congress, he was concerned to inquire about du Hongqiang, a petty officer of a brigade of the. On these issues, du Hongqiang said: "when you think of President Xi's intimate words, there will be bursts of warm current in your heart, and there will be endless strength in your work."

The Party Central Committee, the Central military Commission, and Chairman Xi are affectionate in infiltrating the hearts and minds of officers and soldiers, and the vast number of officers and men consciously shoulder the responsibility of their mission. From radar stations all over the Gobi islands on the plateau to ground air defense troops stationed in the north and south of the Yangtze River, tens of thousands of air force officers and soldiers are on full-time combat readiness every day, and air rights and air defense identification zones are controlled. A single air brigade takes off hundreds of sorties a year. Joint training between Chinese and foreign air forces, international humanitarian rescue, display the image of the air force of a big country on the world stage.

The people's Air Force, which has gone through a glorious course of 70 years, is under the guidance of Xi Jinping's thought of strengthening the army, with the sense of urgency, the unshirkable spirit of responsibility, and the Lingyun ambition of fighting against the sky, and does not forget the initial ideals and aspirations, and keep in mind the mission. We will live up to our heavy trust and make unremitting efforts to enhance our ability to win in an all-round way, safeguard the blue sky of the motherland for the party and the people, resolutely safeguard national sovereignty, security, and development interests, and provide strong strength support for the realization of Chinese Dream's dream of strengthening the army.

















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