You are not logged in.

1

Monday, April 15th 2019, 2:26pm

Beijing Newspaper Q4/1948 - Chinese news and events - October / November / December

Saturday 2.October - Callao naval base (Peru)
The crews stood saluting at the pier as solemnly the Peruvian flag on the ships of the Ancon class was brought down. Ambassador Su Tseng-chang again thanked in his speech the Peruvian government for their trust and cooperation in the purchase and/or the sale of the ships. He also affirmed that the Chinese Empire is ready to deepen and expand the economic relations between our two prosperous countries. After his conclusion he turned around and it was hoisted on the ships, the flag of the Chinese Empire. Captain Guo Shuyan let the crew go on board and took over the first lot. The remaining ships will be taken over the next weeks.



Monday 4. October - The Tai-Pei Tribune
The Chinese Navy decides to built an additional Sail Training Ship to fullfill the demands of the crew training in an adequate manner. Therefore the Beijing will be laid down this quarter. The design of the new ship is based on the proven Fu Chi.



Tuesday 5. October - The Pescadores Telegraph
The netlayer Pengwu and the minetransporter Lauting were completed today at the Sun Yat Sen Shipbuilding at Maku. Following their builders’ trials, they will be assigned to the North Fleet for operational training, which is expected to complete in the early spring of next year.



Saturday 9. October - The Pescadores Telegraph
Today is another important day for the Sun Yat Sen Shipbuilding. The chinese workers celebrates the keel laying of 3 submarines of the Yaomu - Class.



Saturday 16. October - Qingdao Naval Air Base
A delegation of officials of the Ministry of Defence and the Chinese Air Force visited the Naval Air Base here to view the last test flight of the new Guoyong Hydroplane - the YHG-8. Due to the so far successful test flights, a start of serial production is expected until the end of the year.



Monday 18. October - Shanghai Telegraph
The Oiler Hongzehu the first of four tanker for the SINOPEC was taken in service today at the Shanghai shipyards. With these oilers increases the ability to import more crude oil and meet the rising demand.



Friday 22. October - Leizhou Bay
The waves were high, very high but not too high for the two boats of the Luhai class.

"The boat behave splendidly in this weather, Mr. Lieutenant" said chief Yang Yimin , III. watch officer of the boat, who had just started his shift.

"Your absolutely right, Yang " said the tall southern chinese man with a calm voice. "And no landlubbers in the crew - all brave seamen !" and after a short break "Commander to radio room: Qi, what about the sonar, any contact ?" Captain Ma Liuming asked.

Seaman Qi, the boat's best sonar guy, took his time. He was still looking for a possible u-boat across the complete 360 degrees. Then he answered: "Nothing, Captain."

Even though there was currently no contact in the listening device, Liuming knew that the waters here were often visited by Filipino boats, which observed the shipping traffic. So it was necessary to keep his eyes open and to search the waters carefully.

2

Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 1:04pm

Wednesday 03. November - Harbin Herald
A delegation of officials from the Defence Ministry and officers of the Chinese Army and the Chinese Air Force toured the Harbin Works at Harbin yesterday to examine the mock-up of the YCH-7 transport aircraft and perform a detailed design review. No official announcement was forthcoming but company sources speaking on condition of anonymity indicated that the delegation was pleased with the results.



Friday 05. November - The Tai-Pei Tribune
Yesterday the Tai-Pei Commercial Register listed a new firm, Civil Air Transport Inc. (CAT). The principals of the firm are Loke Wan Tho and Yibo Yunsheng. The firm has its focus on the passenger and freight transport.



Wednesday 10. November - Quindao Beihai Shipbuilding
The chinese icebreaker Shen Neng 1 was completed today at the naval shipyard at Tai Pei, after which she will run trials and commence a period of operational training at the North Fleet.



Friday 12. November early morning - Research Vessel Xue Long - 78dgs east 12dgs south
The machine telegraph shows "STOP" and the captain tried to detect something with his binoculars. But in front of his ship, a dense fog wall spread, which could not be penetrated either by eyes nor by the ships radar. In a short conference, both the crew and the scientists on board discussed what was likely the reason of the sudden appearance of the fog.

'We should let the dinghy into the water and try to drive through the fog.' the 2nd officer suggested. 'Also we could stay in contact by radio.'

A short time later, the dinghy, crewed by volunteers from the crew and a few scientists, left the ship and headed straight for the mist wall, where it disappeared shortly afterwards and only the chugging engine could be heard.

3

Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 3:24pm

Parador scripset:

Quoted

Friday 12. November early morning - Research Vessel Xue Long - 78dgs east 12dgs south

The machine telegraph shows "STOP" and the captain tried to detect something with his binoculars. But in front of his ship, a dense fog wall spread, which could not be penetrated either by eyes nor by the ships radar. In a short conference, both the crew and the scientists on board discussed what was likely the reason of the sudden appearance of the fog.


I am really interested in this...

4

Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 5:27pm

Parador scripset:

Quoted

Friday 12. November early morning - Research Vessel Xue Long - 78dgs east 12dgs south

The machine telegraph shows "STOP" and the captain tried to detect something with his binoculars. But in front of his ship, a dense fog wall spread, which could not be penetrated either by eyes nor by the ships radar. In a short conference, both the crew and the scientists on board discussed what was likely the reason of the sudden appearance of the fog.


I am really interested in this...

It turns out that King Neptune has acquired a new bong, and it's stealthy to Chinese radar.

5

Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 6:17pm

Parador scripset:

Quoted

Friday 12. November early morning - Research Vessel Xue Long - 78dgs east 12dgs south

The machine telegraph shows "STOP" and the captain tried to detect something with his binoculars. But in front of his ship, a dense fog wall spread, which could not be penetrated either by eyes nor by the ships radar. In a short conference, both the crew and the scientists on board discussed what was likely the reason of the sudden appearance of the fog.


I am really interested in this...

It turns out that King Neptune has acquired a new bong, and it's stealthy to Chinese radar.


It's a nice summer afternoon in the Indian Ocean... I can't imagine anything else... ?(

6

Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 7:33pm

No doubt as foggy as an Amsterdam Coffeeshop... so it has got to be the Dutch. :)

7

Thursday, April 18th 2019, 2:33pm

Thursday 18. November - The Zhanjiang Post
The converted freighter Haibing completed their final phase of operational training today and have departed to Amoy where it will formally join the Chinese Navy Submarine Force.



Monday 22. November - Canton Daily
The Ministry of Economics announced that there have been numerous trade agreements made at the Canton Fair between the Chinese Empire and various countries.



Thursday 25. November - somewhere in the Ordos Dessert
A cold wind blows across the vastness of the open desert that afternoon as the covered Jeep came to a halt and Kao Kan, Lao Che's son, climbed out. He pulled the collar of the coat higher, then took a battered leather satchel from the back seat, before making his way to the collection of large canvas tents that had been erected around.

Dozens of team members were busy clearing away equipment after the excavation, and were loading it on to a couple of trucks, and as Kan strolled towards the activity a grey-haired, distinguished man wearing a bush hat and a thick whoolen coat stepped out of one of the tents.

Professor Li Ji had a studious face, but it wasn't without humor, and when he saw Kan he removed his glasses, wiped them vigorously with a handkerchief, and smiled. 'Kao, you're back. And about time. I was beginning to think we'd have to send out a search party.'

'Sorry, Professor. I stopped off at Youlin on the way to see if there was any news.'

'And what's the word from Ordo's principal watering hole?'

'Nothing that would be of interest for you', Kao replied irritably.

'We found something.' Professor Ji said through clenched teeth. He quickly changed the subject as if the present topic were too dangerous, and looked a short distance away, to where a diesel generator was humming away in the chilling cold. Electric cables snaked into a large hole that had been opened up in the earth's face with a sturdy wooden safety frame constructed around it, a ladder leading down into the shaft.

8

Tuesday, April 23rd 2019, 11:33am

Saturday 27. November - Callao Harbour
The captain stood in the bridge nock and looked to the port side of his ship, where the harbour tug waits. The tug straightened the hoses which were attached to the ship and pulled it slowly from the quay. Another tug came in as the freighter was clear and pushed the bow around until it pointed to the exit of the port of Callao.

"Slowly ahead." the captain ordered.

The helmsman confirmed the order on the spot. The ship now headed home again on its own, with the 10 ENA C-25 Ponchito aircraft for the Southwest Airline in its belly.



Monday 29. November - Mako Times
The tender for a commuter aircraft for the chinese market is now closed. During the last 4 months, following foreign aircraft have been offered and will be further investigated.
  • Yugoslavia: IK-4
  • Belgium: Renard R.45
  • Netherland: F.123 amphibian Flightboat
  • Australia: DHA-3 Drover
  • Britain: DH.104 Dove & DH.114 Heron
  • Chile: Twin Condor Serie-400 or Serie-425