On April 28, 2013, General Secretary Xi Jinping mentioned the "iron man spirit" again in his speech on the meeting with representatives of national model workers,
and praised the "iron man spirit" as a powerful spiritual strength to inspire people of all ethnic groups to devote themselves to socialist construction.
"Iron man" is the honorable title of Wang Jinxi, the representative of outstanding builders of Daqing Oilfield.
In March 1960 when China was in urgent need of oil for national construction,
oil worker Wang Jinxi led the "1205" drilling crew to participate in the oil campaign in Daqing.
Regardless of leg injury, he jumped into the mud pit and suppressed the blowout with his body, and was praised as "iron man".
He made immortal contribution to not only the development of new China's petroleum industry,
but also the "iron man spirit" featuring patriotism, entrepreneurship, pragmatism and dedication.
For decades, the iron man spirit has been passed down from generation to generation.
The Iron Man Wang Jinxi once said: "I'm determined to vanquish the oilfield even at the price of taking off 20-year life."
Wang Qimin, the new Iron Man in Daqing, "swore to exert his utmost effort for high and stable productions of oil".
The third generation iron man Li Xinmin drilled oil wells abroad and "would overcome all difficulties to dedicate oil to the motherland".
These examples reveal that the iron man spirit has taken roots in the heart of oilmen.
In the new era, we will continue to carry forward the "iron man spirit", maintain loyalty, and a strong will, learn from the iron men and continue their style of work.
More emphasis should be put on study and excelsior in work and life.
We ought to confront the challenge with courage to overcome obstacles and seize every minute to take on duties.
Great era calls for great spirit, and great cause needs models to lead.
The "iron man spirit" is a powerful spiritual impetus for Chinese people to strive and forge ahead.
With "iron man" as a benchmark, we should integrate the "iron man spirit" into all aspects of life.