Historical Chapter

Shanqin Bay, has been an important military site since Chairman Mao and his subordinates built the People’s Republic of China. In 1950s, the brave PLA soldiers liberated Hainan Island by wooden sailboats and started stationing on the Island to watch new China’s south entrance.

In 1974, international security around Hainan deteriorated. China had a major sea battle with South Vietnam in January that year... the famous “Paracel Naval Battlel”. In order to strengthen its Navy a radio guidance station was developed on the Island.

Because of the tense situation, a series of defense fortifications were built in Shanqin Bay. Local farmers were recruited to dig tunnels, connecting the soldier’s barracks and the guidance station. Walls around the guidance station were built in 1978 to disguise the cover the building of the guidance station.

Although Chairman Mao died in 1976, loyal soldiers still carved a small sculpture of Mao on the wall, which visitors still can see today.

History has changed a lot as China has transformed  Hainan Island from a naval station to an  international tourism island, to be enjoyed by people from around the world but the history will never be forgotten.
 

Historical Chapter

Shanqin Bay, has been an important military site since Chairman Mao and his subordinates built the People’s Republic of China. In 1950s, the brave PLA soldiers liberated Hainan Island by wooden sailboats and started stationing on the Island to watch new China’s south entrance.

In 1974, international security around Hainan deteriorated. China had a major sea battle with South Vietnam in January that year... the famous “Paracel Naval Battlel”. In order to strengthen its Navy a radio guidance station was developed on the Island.

Because of the tense situation, a series of defense fortifications were built in Shanqin Bay. Local farmers were recruited to dig tunnels, connecting the soldier’s barracks and the guidance station. Walls around the guidance station were built in 1978 to disguise the cover the building of the guidance station.

Although Chairman Mao died in 1976, loyal soldiers still carved a small sculpture of Mao on the wall, which visitors still can see today.

History has changed a lot as China has transformed  Hainan Island from a naval station to an  international tourism island, to be enjoyed by people from around the world but the history will never be forgotten.