On February 14, 2015, General Secretary Xi Jinping pointed out during his inspectiontour to Shaanxi Province that“our Party should rely on the masses and carry forward the spirit of Zhaojin. If we can do this, our cause will be impregnable”.
Zhaojin is located in a remote mountainous area more than 40 kilometers northwest of New District of Tongchuan City. In the early 1930s, the revolutionarypredecessors led and mobilized the masses to fight against the local tyrants, anddistribute grain and land. Thus, thecultivators had their own land. It greatly stimulated the revolutionary enthusiasm of the people in the base areas.Under the cover and support of the masses, they led the revolutionary team to carry out a series of arduous armed struggles. After a long period of continuous exploration and attempts, they finallysucceeded in establishing the Shaanxi-Gansu Border Revolutionary Base Area with Zhaojin as the center.This is the first mountainous revolutionary base in northern China created by the Communist Party of China under extremely difficult conditions, and it can be regarded as the cradle of the Northwestern Revolutionary Base.
Today, significant changes have taken place in thisrevolutionary land of promise.Highways,relocated communities,convenience stores, stadiums and other infrastructure have been built.The once remote and backward town has developed into a famous red tourist town, and the villagers are really living a good life. Walking into Zhaojin, the character "Zhaojin" and the fire-shapedsign standing on the hill witness to the historical changes of this town.
Zhaojin is a big book ofrevolutionary traditions. The spirit of Zhaojin is the precious spiritual wealth left by our revolutionary forefathers, nourishing the generations to come, and witnessing the earth-shaking changes in thisrevolutionary land of promise. Today, thespirit of Zhaojin is still shining bright light of the times. We should continue to carry it forward, work hard and bear responsibility, and forge ahead with pioneering spirit.