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The Institute of Geology Held an S&T Seminar Marking the 50th Anniversary of Xingtai Earthquake

2016/6/7 15:21:37

 In memory of the 50th anniversary of Xingtai Earthquake, the Retirees’ Office, Association of Senior Scientists and Technicians, Information Center and S&T Application Department of the Institute of Geology jointly organized an S&T seminar on March 22, 2015. The meeting invited senior experts, senior leaders, and members of the Association of Senior Scientists and Technicians. They sat together and recalled Xingtai Earthquake and the history of Chinese causes of earthquake prevention and disaster mitigation.

“Nothing kinder than the Party; nothing more benevolent than Chairman Mao; nothing better than socialism……”, the seminar was started in familiar singing. People attending the meeting include retired senior experts, in-service scientific research workers, and students just entering the earthquake industry.

Deputy Director Wan Jinglin attended this seminar. Liu Qingsong, an executive member ofthe Association of Senior Scientists and Technicians, CEA and former Director-General of Earthquake Administration of Beijing City attended the meeting on invitation. The meeting first invited four senior experts to make keynote speeches at first, including “About Xingtai Earthquake” made by researcher Dong Ruishu, “Milestones of Earthquake History” made by senior engineer Li Zhiyong of the Institute of Geophysics, “Seismogenic Structure of Xingtai Earthquake” made by researcher Xu Jie and “From Xingtai Earthquake to Wenchuan Earthquake”made by researcher Gao Jianguo. The introduction of senior experts reappeared the agonizing scenes of Xingtai Earthquake, reviewed the care and encouragement of the CPC Central Committee and Premier Zhou Enlai for the people hit by Xingtai Earthquake, looked back the deeds that the scientific research personnel for seismology rushed to the scenes and carried out observation and investigation after occurrence of the earthquake, explained seismogenic characteristics of Xingtai Earthquake, stressed the significance of Xingtai Earthquake to Chinese causes of earthquake prediction and forecasting, and is an impressive lesson of young scientific research workers. Deputy Director Xu Xiwei was off for a meeting, but he still managed to send a short message. He said: Xingtai Earthquake is worth commemorating and studying. It unfolded seismic study and also prompted China to establish China Earthquake Administration. The people from the Institute of Geology have made major contribution to the research of Xingtai Earthquake.

After the keynote speeches, people attending the meeting narrated the process of cognition to recognition of Xingtai Earthquake from the perspective of their own research, implying old-generation researchers’ devotion to their own work and love for earthquake causes.

Lastly, Liu Qingsong, an executive member ofthe Association of Senior Scientists and Technicians, CEA, and former Director-General of Earthquake Administration of Beijing City made a speech. He expressed thanks to all the people for their contribution of prime time to earthquake causes, and also hoped they could take care of themselves, continue to care for earthquake causes and devote their remaining years to national causes of earthquake prevention and disaster mitigation.