On November 3, 2013, President Xi Jinping visited Shibadong Village. He walked into farmers’ rooms and barns, and talked with them about their incomes. Shibadong is where President Xi first put forward the “targeted poverty alleviation” strategy.
Changsha Maglev Line started trial run on May 6, 2016. It is China’s first medium-low speed commercial maglev demonstration line. It is China’s fully domestically designed, constructed, and manufactured maglev line, with independent intellectual property rights.
On December 26, 1983, China’s first “Yinhe-1” giant computer, which was capable of performing 100 million calculations per second, passed technical review. It marked that, China became the third country having the ability to design and produce giant computer, after U.S.A and Japan.
In 1975, hybrid rice were planted in more than 4,000 m (266.8 ha.) of paddy fields in dozens of provinces, municipalities, and autonomous regions nationwide, including Hunan and Guangxi. In 1976, this number increased to 2.28 million mu (152,076 ha.). A great breakthrough was made in China’s rice breeding.
In 1955, the government of New China endowed its own senior officers. Among the 254 lieutenant and higher-rank generals, 73 were from Hunan, ranking first nationwide. The list includes 3 marshals, 6 great generals, 19 generals, and 45 lieutenant generals.
In 1950s, the CPC Central Committee decided to accelerate aviation industry development, in order to support the war to resist US aggression and aid Korea, and meet the demand of China air force construction. The Zhuzhou 331 Factory, currently the AECC South Industry Company Limited, undertook the task of developing aero-engines.
Hunan has 17 candidates for the “100 Chinese heroes and role models who have made remarkable contributions to the founding of the People’s Republic of China”, and 9 for the”100 figures touching China in the history of New China”, ranking first nationwide.