8,000 Hunan women supporting Xinjiang construction

Editor:张焕勤
Source:english.rednet.cn
Updated:2016-08-09 15:34:49
 

Rednet (Urumchi): In the early 1950s, in active response to China’s policy “Guard the Frontier and Build the borderland”, 8,000 Hunan women were drafted into the army to Xinjiang for Xinjiang’s construction and prosperity.

Praised as “first-generation mothers in the wasteland of Xinjiang”,they have contributed much to Xinjiang development and have become special bonds between Hunan and Xinjiang since their 17 or 18 years old.

Original link: 芙蓉花开天山下 纪念八千湘女进疆66周年

红网时刻新闻记者 黎鑫 乌鲁木齐报道

上世纪50年代初,为了响应祖国“保卫边疆、建设边疆”的号召,八千湘女应征入伍兵远赴新疆,拓荒创业,为新疆的发展、民族团结作出了重大牺牲和贡献。她们被称为“新疆荒原上的第一代母亲”。她们在十七八岁时入伍赴疆,如今已是耄耋老人,她们成为连接湖南与新疆的特殊纽带。