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Thursday, April 17th 2008, 3:25pm

Chinese news and events - Q4 / 1935 (October / November / December)

October
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1. October
The governments of China and Siam have agreed on the purchase of the Siamese carrier. The purchase price was not disclosed. The carrier will be finished in SIAM , and then the official handover to the Chinese Navy will take place. According to a press release from the Chinese Navy, the ship will be baptized on the name PRN Zhangyhum.


3. October
The CSAR-Service starts - the first patrol flights over the costal waters of China took place.

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Tuesday, April 29th 2008, 11:40am

9.October
After a short stay, the chinese convoy leaves poland. Aboard the ships, now there are the 72 PZL11c fighters, China bought this year from poland. While the cargo ship will directly proceed to China , it is intended that the heavy cruiser make short stop in Germany, as a sign of the German - Chinese friendship.

The polish premier minister Sikorski and the polish minister for foreign affairs Mr. Beck have visited the ships. In a press conference they told to the journalists, that the relations between poland and China grow on fertile ground.


10.October
The EURASIA airline make an official announce about the increase of their fleet. It's planned, to purchase a long-range aircraft.

There have been made various offers. In the narrower choice are the two types from Piaggio, the P.180C and the P.126, the GW-108T frome Gothia Works and the FW205 from Focke Wulf. Also the Armstrong Whitworth A.W.27 Ensign was offered, but because of her shorter range this type was not taken into account. Because of the pleasant design it was decided, to purchase 20 aircrafts of this type. These aircraft should intensify the air traffic in the middle distance between China, Formosa, Japan and Chosen.


23.October
After a long and intensive investigation the EUASIA announced, that the GW-108T can not be considered further, given that this aircraft is a total redesign, thus some teething problems are expected.

Thus, only to choose from:
Piaggio P.180C
Piaggio P.126
Focke Wulf FW205


28.October
The meeting of the Chinese government is interrupted after the news of a terrible train accident in Japan gets public. According to first reports, also the Japanese throne heir is among the victims.
In a first interview the Chinese Prime Minister expresses his deepest sympathy and assured that China is on the side of Japan. He offers that China will assistance in the investigation of the disaster. As a sign of compassion the Government of China ordered that the flags on all public buildings should fly at half-mast.

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Tuesday, April 29th 2008, 11:42am

November
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07.November - 17.November
At the military training ground in the West of China, the largest maneuver in the past 5 years takes place. The highlight is the "use" of the newly created paratroopers and airborne divisions.


23.November
The PRN Tai'pei and their destroyers make extensive exercises in the Indian Ocean. After a message from the Chinese marine headquarter, it is not planned to bring back the ships in the near future.

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Tuesday, April 29th 2008, 3:17pm

I don't know about airborne "divisions" but is define some Indian observer will be present.

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Monday, May 19th 2008, 2:16pm

December
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03.December
Due to the high demand for civilian aircraft, the EURASIA airline decided to buy all three types of aircraft. For this reason, following orders go to Piaggio and Focke Wulf:
10 aircrafts type Piaggio P.180C
10 aircrafts type Piaggio P.126
20 aircrafts type Focke Wulf FW205


07.December
The Chinese cabinet has an extraordinary meeting, the content of the meeting were not disclosed. According to rumors, theme of the meeting were again the Paracel Islands .


17.December
The last delivery of the aircraft from Germany arrives China. China has acquired the following aircrafts over the past half year [20 Ju-52 / 20 He-111 / 80 He-112 / 20 Bf-110 (with DB-600) / 5 Bf-110 (with DB-601)]. In addition to the aircrafts, China has also acquired the license for the construction of the Ju-52 in the summer. Meanwhile also the first aircraft of this clone were delivered. They were built by the Shaanxi Aircraft company and were called SAC-52.