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Friday, October 21st 2016, 2:02pm

Beijing Newspaper Q3/1947 - Chinese news and events - July / August / September

Tuesday 01. July 1947; CAICO Test Site near Loiwing
The prototypes of the new long-range interceptor have finished the internal company testing phase. The first 20 pre-production aircrafts will now be handed over to the Chinese Air Force for further tests. With the handover to the air force, the warbird was presented as "F - 201 Hóngsǔn (Kestrel)"


Thursday, November 3rd 2016, 1:31pm

Friday 18. July 1947
There was one place in the Philippines, which no unauthorized visitor could visit, and that was the naval base Cavite. Heavy-armed policemen guard the base around the clock, and no one is allowed to pass through the entrance gate without even a special identity card, not even workers who have forgotten their papers at home. The Chinese Intelligence Service had two agents in this strictly guarded base, which were operating under great risks, but could still provide little information. Telan Ting, the 44-year-old foreman at the submarine dock, was one of them. Since his parents had been murdered during the revolution, the embittered man hate everything, what has to do with the Phillippines. Ting was probably the one among the Chinese agents who had been the easiest to recruit. He lived only for the day when he would fly to China. But now, in the night from the 18th to 19th of July, Telan Ting hide in the shadow of several crates, which were stacked on the loading dock of the submarine base. Every fiveteen minutes, two armed guards passed very close to his hiding-place, which was only ten meters away from the moored submarine at the quayside. If he was discovered here, Ting knew that he would be shot at once. The submarine was the latest submarine of the Tirador-class, the brand new Carricero. Only the hope of a life in China and a bonus of 25000 dollars made him risk his life again. "Another of these annoying boats, which is ready to sail" he said, "I must report that immediately."

It was only a few minutes before the guards came back, and so he decided to lay at the top of the crate, hoping that the guards would not look upwards. Telan Ting breathed a sigh of relief, the guards came and went back without looking closer. But now he had to see how he could came out of the base, which was anything but easy at eleven o'clock in the evening. Fortunately, Ting was one of the most senior workers who had lived in Cavite for many years. If he have even a half-plausible explanation why he was so late at the base, the policemen at the gate surely would let him pass.


Thursday, November 3rd 2016, 1:40pm

Tuesday 29. July 1947; Chengdu Test Site near Shanghai
It was early morning when mechanics pushed a strange looking aircraft on the test ground of Chengdu Aircraft near Shanghai out of the hangar. It looked almost like a two-engine airplane, but the propellers were much larger than usual and not in front of the engine nacelles, instead they were mounted horizontal above. A short time later, the propellers were rotating and the aircraft slowly rose into the air.

Chengdu Helicopter prototype


Wednesday, August 9th 2017, 3:19pm

Saturday 22. August 1947;
The Guanyin-System was further expanded. During the last years some additional stations were build to cover the Chinese airspace. Admiral Wu Chin Fau, the Chinese defense minister said, that China will build a complete chain along the Chinese borders so no enemy aircraft can invade chinese airspace undiscovered.


Monday, August 14th 2017, 11:17am

Sunday 30. August 1947:
The chinese minister for foreign affairs Deng Hau Min, leaves Beijing on board of the EURASIA flight in direction of Pretoria along with leading representatives of the chinese economy. Among the representatives of industry and trade are both the chinese minister of Transport and Industry Ming Pi Wai, the president of the South Manchurian Railway Duan Junyi, but also the CEO of one of the largest chinese shipping companies, the Tjianjin Shipping Ltd.


Monday, August 14th 2017, 11:40am

Wednesday 24. September 1947:
Today sees the creation of the Taipec. The company has beed formed to exploit the Fu Kun-Chi oil field and will also begin explorations to find recoverable quantities of natural gas. The oil field located in the Hualien province was discovered in 1945. The total reserves of the oil field are thought to comprise at least around several hundred million barrels.


Monday, August 14th 2017, 1:58pm

Friday 26. September 1947:
The Shanghai Telegraph presents the current list of participants for the Silk Way Rallye.

Land - Team:
Yugoslavia - The Flying Pandurs
France - Peugeot/French Army
Japan - Team 55
Japan - Mitsubishi
Great Britain - Triumph
Great Britain - Allard
Great Britain - Frazer
Great Britain - Rover
Argentina - HAFDASA
Belgium - Minerva
China - Golden Dragon
China - Great Wall

All participants will be officially presented on 30th of November in Shanghai. Afterwards, they and their vehicles will be transported to Dunhuang, the start of the Silk Way Rallye.


Monday, August 14th 2017, 2:29pm

Glad to see you haven't forgotten this! Looking forward to the outcome.


Monday, August 14th 2017, 3:40pm

Ditto that.


Monday, August 14th 2017, 5:24pm

Nice to see some news coming from China. That way the neighbours know what is going on (more or less). :)

BTW, you forgot to list Team Mitsubishi for Japan (which you did list back on April 6, 1947).

Also, I looked at it during your absence, but does Eurasia Airline even have the capability to fly Japan's Class D participants to the start line? After all, they are pretty big and heavy. Even Japan's Nakajima G10N1-L would have a tough time with them.