△Prime Minister Zhou Enlai cuts the ribbon for Baotou Steel’s No. 1 blast furnace
The 100th Anniversary of the Communist Party of China Moment
On October 15, 1959, Baotou Iron and Steel Company held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the No. 1 blast furnace iron tapping ceremony, and the history of Inner Mongolia’s lack of iron production ended. The then Premier Zhou Enlai attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony and delivered a passionate speech.
△Workers working on the construction site of Baotou Steel’s No. 1 blast furnace
In April 1958, Baotou Steel’s No. 1 blast furnace broke ground ,”People’s Daily” published an editorial on this, proposing the slogan”Baogang is the whole country, and the whole country is Baogang”, Shenzhou Dadi has since raised support The boom of Baotou Steel. On September 26, 1959, Baotou’s No. 1 blast furnace tapped iron for the first time, one year earlier than the original plan. After the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Zhou Enlai boarded the more than ten-meter-high furnace, waved to the cheering people of all ethnic groups, and delivered a speech, praising Baotou Steel for building a majestic blast furnace in the Gobi desert.
△The timber from Daxing’anling was transported to Baotou to support the construction of Baotou Steel
In that red age, builders from all over the motherland took With fiery enthusiasm, a modern steel city was built on the grassland, and the outlook and destiny of the city of Baotou have since undergone a radical change.
Record China with voice
Planning丨Wu Junshan and Li Qian
Main Author丨Zhu Xingxiao and Zhang Chengxia
Coordination丨Zhu Xingxiao and Wang Zehua