A Hill Region Transformed: Introducing the Pi-Shih-Hang Irrigation System. Hardcover book published by Foreign Languages Press Peking 1979. Text is in English.
With its high ridges, Changkang Brigade is located in a place where, lacing irrigation facilities, grain yield per hectare was no more that 750 kg. before liberation. With water brought in, large tracts of Changkang’s dry land have now been turned into rice paddy which yields 9,750 kg. per hectare.
Tachiao Commune is situated where natural disasters were common before liberation. Now it has dug irrigation canals, built reservoirs and transformed its 2,000 hectares of land into all-weather stable-yield fields.
Members of Peicha Commune in Luchiang County sell their surplus grain to the state for the public market.
The Luchiang people co-operate on a large scale under a unified planning for the remaking in their environment. Another barren hillock in the Paishan district is being planted to China fir by the commune members.
With burning hatred for the “gang of four,” the local people use big character posters to criticize the gang’s attempt to usurp Party and state power and change the Party’s correct principles and political line.