For 50 years, the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps has been performing as a mainstay in opening up uncultivated land and defending the border. Generation after generation, Corps members have always adhered to the principles of “Opening up uncultivated land and defending the border,” and “Opening up uncultivated land as an effort to better defend the border.” They made great achievements not only in promoting the social and economic development of Xinjiang, but also in establishing a stable and secure society. Therefore, they are called “mainstay of the border guards.”
Over the past 50 years, generations of Corps members have fought against the strong wind and yellow sand in the severe environment; cultivated modern agriculture, industry and urbanization in the wilderness; and promoted the comprehensive socio-economic development in Xinjiang. At the same time, Corps members integrated agricultural work into military practices so as to maintain strong, effective combat; and put on a remarkable performance in half a century.
By strictly following training criterion and improving training standards, the XPCC has become an important reserve of national defense forces.