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July 18, 1949
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.1 6 Approved For Release 2000/05/18.: CIA-RDP82-00457R003000040004-4 CLASSIFICATION Ulu, J_ CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY REPORT NO. INFORMATION REPORT COUNTRY China SUBJECT Shipping and Trade, PLACE ACQUIRED 25X1A 2008 CD NO. i'" 35 DATE DISTR, 1E July 1949 NO. OF PAGES 2 NO. OF ENCLS. (LISTED BELOW) 25X1A SUPPLEMENT TO REPORT NO. In The SS PIlai'`1'SIN and TAIPING (two Chinese freighters) off-loaded in Tsingtao about 10" tons of corn each-, The TAIPIT;f~ was in Taingtao as of 1 July, On .6 July the T1N'''+:TSIfl left, presiunably for Tientsin. ?o The NA Bt." (British) left for Lienyunkenr on 6 July and returned to Tsiwtao on 8 July with a cargo of coal. The SA1'I NMtLARDO (Panamanian), which left for Chefoo on 4 July, returned on 5 July to replace bad bunker coal i?'ith good coal, and left again for Chefoo on 6 July. On 8 July the T.AS1711 RN T1{:1a; a}1 (Panamanian) returned*" from Lienyunkan^ with 1,900 tons of coal. 3. All of the vessels which have recently called at Tsingtao"", with the exception of the G!;RMA (1orwegian), the '(AFT (American) and the DAURTNOUT11 VICTORY (American), have carried cargo only for the Chinese Communist Bureau of Industry and Commerce",**, whose main office 'is at P7 Suiyuan Road, The GM 14j", brought coal for the Tsingtao electricity works, and the I'RESIDM11T 'a ''T and the DARTMOUTh VICTORY brought raw cotton for the textile indus try. 4. All of the vessels except the three mentioned above are under a time charter to YU-.i? ',"U1IG*4***, Hong tong. One representative of the charterer is on each ship,, The TR1D ;it, for instance, is on a two-month veriod charter with two months' option. The charterer pays Hong Nong $85,000 a month in addition to war risk insurance. 5. The Communist Bureau of Industry and Commerce handles all of the trade in Tsingtao,. Both Customs and the Harbor and Wharf Administration are under this bureau. 6. Bighty junks left Chefoo with a cargo of corn and millet for. Tsingtao. Only four of the junks have arrived in Tsingtao, because the rest were commandeered by Nationalist naval units. C-Z 7. Since the mid0le of June a former Japanese fishery rrotection trawler of about 50fi tons displacement has been in the Tsingtao inner harbor, This trawler was formerly i ith the Chinese ITationa.1ist Navy as Number P"1, CONFIDENTIAL Po1ment Is hereby regraded to CONFIDENTIAL in accordance with the letter of 16 October 1978 from the Director of Central Intelligence to the Archivist of the United States. Approved For Release 2000/05/18 : CIA-RDP82-00457R003000040004-4 CONF~~ENT~~~ ' ~- 25X1A rte About March 1949 the ship deserted at Charipsanchou (sic) and Joined the Communists at Chefoo. It is judged to have two 40 mm guns, two 20 mm guns and two machine guns. The ship's personnel have the same uniform as the Communist soldiers. The ship flies a large red flag with the hammer and sickle in one corner and the letters "CCP" in a lower corner, all in gold. 25X1A 25X1A Comment. it was stated that the TI `1`TSIN 25X1A and the TAIPING arrived in Tsingtao on 30 June with cargoes of corn. 25X1A C"ommptd it was stated that the FASTN TIER left on 5 July for Lienyunkang. * See supplemented report 25X1A 25A1A Cowmen a referred to an Industrial and Trade 25X1A Section of the Communist Military Control Board. C mnent. Possibly this is the YIJEN KUNG Company, Hong Kong. CONFIDENTIA 'go - . . OFFICIALS ONLT Approved For Release 2000/05/18 : CIA-RDP82-00457R003000040004-4