Xi Jinping sends congratulatory letter on 60th anniversary of Daqing Oilfield discovery

HARBIN, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) --On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the discovery of Daqing Oilfield, Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, state president, and chairman of the Central Military Commission, sent a congratulatory letter on behalf of the CPC Central Committee, expressing warm congratulations and sincere condolences to the vast number of cadres, workers, retired veteran comrades, and their families in Daqing Oilfield.


In his congratulatory letter, Xi Jinping pointed out that 60 years ago, the CPC Central Committee made a major decision to move oil exploration strategy to the east, and the vast number of oil and geological workers went through all kinds of hardships to discover Daqing Oilfield, turning a page of historic significance in the history of China's oil development. Over the past 60 years, several generations of Daqing people have worked hard to build the largest oil production base in China on the everlasting wilderness. The outstanding contribution of Daqing oilfield has been engraved on the historical monument of the great motherland. The spirits of Daqing and "iron man" have become an important part of the great spirit of the Chinese nation.


Xi Jinping stressed that standing at a new historical starting point, it is hoped that all cadres and staff of Daqing Oilfield will not forget their initial heart and mission. We will vigorously carry forward the spirits of Daqing and "iron man" , continue to reform and innovate, promote high-quality development, shoulder the great responsibility of being a good benchmark and building a century-old oilfield, and make new and greater contributions to the realization of the "two centenary goals" and the realization of the Chinese dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.


The State Council sent a congratulatory message. It is hoped that Daqing Oilfield will be guided by Xi Jinping's thought of socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era. In accordance with that decision made by the Party Central committee and the State Council, we will continue to deepen reform, reduce costs and increase efficiency, stick to the principle of stabilizing oil and increasing gas supply, develop both internally and externally, actively cultivate new momentum, and strive to promote high-quality development, so as to make new and greater contributions to ensuring a safe and stable supply of oil and gas in China, promoting the all-round revitalization of the Northeast in an all-round way, and realizing the goal of "two centuries" and the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.


Daqing Oilfield Discovery 60th Anniversary Celebration Meeting was held in Daqing, Heilongjiang Province on 26th. Xi Jinping's congratulatory letter and a message from the State Council were read out at the meeting. 


On September 26, 1959, Songji Mitsui blew industrial oil and discovered Daqing Oilfield, which set off a magnificent oil war. Over the past 60 years, Daqing Oilfield has produced nearly 2.39 billion tons of crude oil, which has made great contributions to the establishment of China's modern petroleum industry system and has given birth to the spirits of Daqing and "iron man".