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Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/09/29: CIA-RDP80-00809A000600291018-9 CLASSIFICATION CoHmENTIAL UCiaj I di A L COUNTRY CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY REPORT INFORMATION FROM FOREIGN DOCUMENTS OR RADIO BROADCASTS CD NO. DATE OF INFORMATION 1950 SUBJECT Transportation - Land, sea HOW PUBLISHED Daily newspapers WHERE PUBLISHED Hong Kong; New York DATE PUBLISHED 3 Feb - 8 Mar 1950 LANGUAGE Chinese rNII oOCUw[xT dOxTAI ' Ix rORKA-M A11[04xI TMI I[TIOwAt I[IIIt1 0I iN[ OxnIO OArt1 wliwlx Tx[ ^[[.IM 01 UROxA1[ ?i to 1. 1. [.. II 1. CxT- Ti Ix -AI [110[0. III T[A-155I0x Ox Txl IIYIt[}IO[ 01 111 [xxl TO Ax OxAOTNOll1o I[IIOx Il I[O? w111T10 1T Uw. I[/[OOVCTIOx Or 11, 1o[w II IIOM111T[I. DATE DIST. c Apr 1950 NO. OF PAGES 3 SUPPLEMENT TO REPORT NO. THIS IS UNEVALUATED INFORMATION CHINESE TO BUY 3 RUSSIAN SHIPS; COASTAL VESSEL SINKS NEAR HONG KONG TO BE SOLD FOR 275,000 HONG KONG DOLLARS -_ Kung-shang Jih-pao, 11 Feb 50 at three Shih-weirshih-t'ai andhthe Pi-li_tuni hi_liPweitchihheChinese approximations of Russian now anchored in Hong Kong are to be sold tp66.a Chinese firm for 275,000 Hong Kong dollars. These ships belong to the Her Eastern Shipping Company in Vladivostok. SHIP RANG ROCK -- Wen-hui Pao, 14 Feb 50 The coastal vessel Yung-hsing, enroute from Hong Kong to Hsia-men, rammed a rock and sank 90 nautical mines northeast of Hong Kong on 12 February 1950. This ship, owned by the Ta-hsing Shipping Company, weighed 563 tons, had ac- commodations for 200 passengers, a loading capacity of 200 tons of cargo, and carried a crew of 50. RIVER FREIGHT CHARGES REDUCED -- Wen-hui Pao, 6 Feb 50 Shang-hai, 5 February -- The Shipping Control Bureau of the East China District has reduced freight charges on the Chang Chiang by 25 to 30 per- cent, effective 1 February 1950. This action was taken in accordance with the bureau's policy set forth at the meeting of the All-China Shipping and High- way Workers' Union.'s representatives to stimulate the flow of goods on the Chang Chiang. HIGHWAY REPAIR TO BE COMPLETED -- Hsin-sheng Wan-Pao, 3 Feb 50 Kuang-chou -- The Kuang-chou Military Control Commission yesterday ordered the Kuang-chou Highway Bureau to complete repairs on the highway between Kuang-chou and Shen-ch'uan by the end of February 1950. In the event that the Kuang-chou--Chin-lung railroad is disrupted or damaged by Nationalist -1- CLASSIFICATION CONFTDPWTAT. ~f L-' IT'1 Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/09/29: CIA-RDP80-00809A000600291018-9 Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/09/29: CIA-RDP80-00809A000600291018-9 bombing, this highway would be the alternative route on which freight from Hong Kong could be transported to Kuang-chou. HIGHWAY TRAFFIC INCREASES -- Kung-?shang Jih-pao, 12 Feb 50 Chang-mu-t'ou, 11 February -- Scheduled passenger and freight services are now available on highways between Bii-yang and Chang-mu-t'ou, Ping-shan, Tan-shui, and Shen-ch'uan. Although there is no service available from Ping-hu to Tan-shui through Lung-lang, the road is now open to traffic. ') HAI-CHU BRIDGE TO BE REBUILT -- Hua-ch'iao Jih-pao, 1 Mar 50 Kuang-thou, 21 February -- The Kuang-chou city government is planning to rebuild the Hai-chu Bridge, which was partially demolished by retreating Nationalists before Kuang-chou fell. The work will be divided into three sections: the first is to clear the wreckage and other debris in the river bottom, the second is to repair the bridge piers, and the third is to repair the bridge spans. HUANG HO RE BRIDGE BEING IMPROVED -- Wen-hui Pao, 9 Feb 50 The first phase of improvements on the Huang Ho railroad bridge on the Pei-p ing--Han-k'ou line, begun on 27 December l99, :. was'. completed. on 4 January 1950 by the Cheng-thou Railroad Bureau, with the help of Russian engineers. Three test runs were made following completion of repairs, and on the third trial an aggregate weight of 1,270 tons crossed this bridge in 32 minutes at a speed of 15 kilometers per hour. Prior to improvements, it was necessar,; to divide an ordinary train into two sections and travel at a rate of 5 kilometers per hour, taking almost 3 hours to cross the bridge. Efforts to increase the permissible weight and train speed on the bridge continue. COMMUNISTS RENAME 4 RR STATIONS -- Kung-shang Jih-pao, 9 Feb 50 In order to avoid confusion, the Ministry of Railways has renamed the following four stations: The Yang-ch'i and Ta-pao stations on the Yueh-Han line have been renamed An-k'ou (Ueda-.2309, 1141) and Ta-p'u-chieh (1946, 6169, 10620), respectively. The She-ho station on the Kuang-chou--Chiu-lung line has been renamed T'ien-ho (].947, 6045). The Hsing-an station on the Heng-yang--Kuei-lin line has been renamed Bsing-an-hsien (9630, 2309, 8972). RR TRAFFIC DROPS DUE TO BOMBING -- Hsin-sheng Wan-pao, 10 Feb 50 Subsequent to the bombing of Shen-ch'uan on 5 February 1950 by the Nationalists, the number of nassengrrs on the Kuang-chou--Chiu-lung railroad line declined considerably. More people are now traveling between Kuang-chou and Hong Kong by way of Macao, though it takes longer and costs more than to go by train. Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/09/29: CIA-RDP80-00809A000600291018-9 Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/09/29: CIA-RDP80-00809A000600291018-9 From Kuang-chou, they first go to Shih-ch'i by ferry, then to Macao by automobile, and from Macao to Hong Kong by ship. These passengers, shifting from railroad to shipping, are causing over- crowding on both the ferry boats between Kuang-chou and Shih-ch'i, and the ships between Macao and Hong Kong. KUANG-CHOU SELLS TROUGH-TRAIN TICKETS -- Hua-ch'iao Jih-pao. 8 Mar 50 Hong Kong -- Since 24 February 1950, the Kuaag-chou Railroad Bureau has been selling through-train tickets from Kuang-chou to all points in China. It costs 210,000 yuan in People's notes, or less than 7 US dollars f.-i] (at the exchange rate of 34,500 Yuan to one US dollar as of 1 March 1950), to go from Kuang-chou to Man-chou-li on a third-class coach, while the second- class fare is twice as much as the third-class fare. The third-class fares from Kuang-chou are as follows (in Yuan, People's bank notes); Station Shanghai Han-k'ou through Chu-chou, Nan-ch'ang and Hang-chou) Nan-thing thr,h Shang-hail Tien-thing through Shang-Rai, Nan-thing] Pei-p'ing through Han-k,o7 Hsi-an (through Han-k'ou and Cheng-chou) Ch'ing-tao (through Chu-chou, Nan-ch'ang, Hang-chou Shang-hai, P u-k ou, and Chi-nan) Shen-yang Chang-ch'un Ha-erh-pin Man-chou-li 101,700 148,200 77,100 145,200 136,400 178,300 174,800 185, 700 192,600 210,000 Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/09/29: CIA-RDP80-00809A000600291018-9