Secret Chinese military correspondent living environment for military and civilian Xisha Yongxing Island
Qiongsha 3, is only a supply ship bound for Paracel Islands. Xinhua reporter Li Yunshe
military Xinhua, June 22 (Xinhua Xinhua reporter Li Yun military) not everyone is free to access Sha. Every two weeks, there will be a trip to tender, from the eastern part of Wenchang, Hainan Kong, bound for the Yongxing Island, Paracel Islands. For most people, this is the only way on the island. However, the tickets are not sold, to people on the island need to hold a letter of introduction, to set up offices in Haikou, in order to exchange for a ticket. This makes even more mysterious and Xisha desirable.
“life boat” to maintain the Sea
2500 tons of “Qiongsha 3″, Yongxing Island Sea is responsible for logistical support only a tender. From the 1950s onwards, the logistics by Sea “Qiongsha” ship to complete. It is said that the first ship Premier Zhou personally instructed in the extremely difficult economic conditions, investment in construction and use.
with the original “Qiongsha 1″, “Qiongsha 2″ compared to “Qiongsha 3″ ship conditions a lot better, you can load 750 tons, 200 persons aboard. Compared with the fishing boat, “Qiongsha 3″ much faster speed, more than 180 sea miles of the trip, less than 15 hours to arrive. If you are fishing, you need 22 hours, or even longer.
Hainan Province, south-west Saudi Arabia Working Committee Office of Dong Zhuren every two or three months, it is necessary to Sea boat rotation. Board, he first boat to several people who teach anti-vertigo experience. “We must eat, boat on the bed, do not move, do not excited.”
few passengers to board the ship on the island seemed a bit nervous, listened carefully, nodding from time to time. People on the island, to the rotation of staff, visiting family members and study personnel based.
a large bulldozer, was loaded into a lot of dirt to the ship. The island is not soil, to plant some trees, things green, the soil had shipped over from Hainan. Stern, also designed a cargo hold, you can put pig installed the baskets, the transport of live pigs on the Island.
supply difficulties due on the island, “Qiongsha 3″ is called “life boat.” Drinking water, vegetables, fruits, meat, generator, toilet paper and other necessities of life, to be on board the transport, bow stern are filled with supplies.
“Every time we would actually overload, in particular the staff, the design is 200, but each time in more than 300.” Dongzhu Ren said, due to overloading, used to live four of the cabin, often admitted to six. Conference rooms and restaurants, but also filled with people.
6 pm, “Qiongsha 3″ set sail loaded with supplies and personnel. Just a port, sea storm on the suddenly larger. Just look was a monster, “Qiongsha 3″, and it becomes like a sampan, up and down, side to side.
people can not stand the lure of the sea, out of bed look at the sea. But soon, someone paid a price. Less than half an hour, people began vomiting. Fortunately, each cabin has a spittoon for vomiting.
small but perfectly formed
then ship, the Sea’s most solemn holiday. Flags stuck on the pier, the Navy’s picket soldiers, armed police personnel on duty have been out a good team. Bulldozers and trucks in a row. There are crowd waiting to take their wives and children of soldiers, stretched out to the boat to head back and forth scanning. Once found, they excitedly waved.
Yongxing Island, an area of ??only 2.1 square kilometers, which also includes the construction of the reclamation area of ??the airport runway. But it is the largest island in the Sea. 2.1 square kilometers, with 15 minutes, you can walk from the east coast to coast. Yongxing Island in the performance of administrative functions under the jurisdiction of Hainan Province, southwestern Saudi Arabia is the work of the Commission, the equivalent of county level people’s government. A flying flag, a 5-story office building, there are two floors of the dormitory, the staff working on the island each year in turn, carry out government functions.
Work Office of the Deputy Director of the dawn, said Monday, the island’s administrative staff, should be concentrated to the front of the building of the national flag, the flag-raising ceremony, singing the national anthem. The island has an Industrial and Commercial Bank, but the supply ships to dock two days, the bank’s “holiday”, the staff need two days to finish moving their supplies, it is not open for business.
also enjoy the “holiday”, as well as post offices, network-centric, and People’s Hospital. In this island, which represents both the sovereignty and the institutions serving the people have just downsized a lot of times. Such as the People’s Hospital, doctors and nurses together less than 10 people.
island even has opened a library, and is directly under the provincial library branch, there are 30,000 books left. Perform security and household management, the Armed Police Border Police Station. Southwest Border Detachment Lisi You Captains in the sand, said in 1959, established a police station on the island, a former police station, the 1980s into the Armed Police Border Police Station, by active duty armed police responsible for security.
Yongxing Island of the garrison rather special, not the barracks walls. Calculated according to area, 2.1 square kilometers is not armored division as a training ground for a large tank. Surrounded by the ocean, repair wall does seem redundant. In addition to the party, government, military, police, there is mainly the residents of the fishermen. Resident population of less than thousand island, set up a fishing village. “At present, the Yongxing Island is the southernmost village of the village committee.” Dawn said.
because there is no open tour, Sha has been wrapped in a veil of mystery. No one does not admire the beauty of Sea. Yongxing Island of the landscape is divided into two categories: First, natural scenery; the second is cultural landscape. Less than Sea, do not know what is the blue water through the water, you can see like the movie “Finding Nemo” Li Nimo the same color of the fish, you can also see a variety of colorful shells, coral and lobster.
here are silver sandy beaches, like the shining white of the salt. All previously only in the elaborate scenery pieces in order to see. But Sha, these are truly present in the eyes. As the Sea special geographical location, in addition to natural beauty, military color and the color of the cultural landscape of sovereignty is also very special.
in Yongxing Island, has built the Sea when the sovereignty of the national government monument, built in the 1970s, trenches, bunkers, as well as soldiers carved in the sea cliffs of “Long live the motherland” and so on. Sea Water District built a small aquarium, collect a large number of treasures from the sea.
it all seems to be paradise. Captains border detachment Lisi You said: “Yes, spend a day in heaven, earth week is spent, spent a year, that is … …”
addition to high temperature, high humidity, the air here, there high concentrations of salt, that is, poets often say “taste of the sea”, in fact, high concentrations of salt will make the island would quickly rust corrosion of all metals. “What stainless steel is not useful to us.” Lisi You said, “arthritis is the most common disease.”
water, is still a big problem. The island is no fresh water, and in recent years, the island with fresh water purification equipment, water purification and despite the bitter and astringent, but also very useful, can be used to bathe. Drinking water is very tense. Sea Water District has set up a water course, to collect rainwater during the rainy season, the runway next to the ditch, also leading to the cellar.
where voltage is unstable, with air-conditioning is generally not up, a little attention, the sweat will be confused eyes. Because this is too hot, not earth, thanks to the rear supply of vegetables. Sha is also difficult to eat in the fresh vegetables. In the Work of the cafeteria, breakfast is bread and pickles for lunch is cabbage and a piece of salted fish and fat, and a dinner is still salted cabbage.
three days was like that. Staff in the absence of air, temperature 40 degrees Celsius in the cafeteria to eat sweat, as if completing a difficult task. A first officer on the island not in the faucet when washing dishes, cook distressed very bluntly scolded him. Accustomed to living on the mainland who could never understand the people living on the island of desire and the kind of resources mean.
how beautiful a timeless
when issues become the focus of the South China Sea, to the Nansha Islands and more difficult when the throngs of people began to flock to the Sea. Suffered excessive attention, it is not a good thing. Too many units want to repair a house in the Sea, to prove the unit, the maintenance of maritime rights and interests of the system’s determination and confidence. Palm island, there are several construction site.
“can be picked up on the beach before the big conch, now is definitely to die, were on the island’s people away.” Water district, a soldier said. According to the Border Police Station of the statistics, the construction workers on the island year round, about 500 people or more.
supply a fishing pier are also under construction which, with it, for our fishermen fishing in the South China Sea, this is obviously a good thing. As the Southwest in the sand is not a government working committee, the issue of building in Xisha difficult to reach consensus on all sides, facing difficulties, such as tourism development.
“to safeguard the sovereignty and promote Sea development, people across the country know Sha, Sha understand it, is a very good thing.” Work Office Dongzhu Ren said.
but opposed to many people. “Junk how to do? To a thousand people on board per trip, leaving a two mineral water bottles, or a year, the island would be finished.” Opponents said.
Yongxing island trying to fix a large waste incineration plants, do not repair no, no place to throw garbage, do not know with the incinerator, Sea Sky will not be so blue.
Work a lot of staff have such a T-shirt, printed above this word: “Sha, Sha, my sweet home.”
Sea, my beautiful The eternal home.