798

27 Sep

Eigenlijk kun je hier iedere maand weer gaan kijken, dan is alles weer anders. Inspiring as always…

The area is often called the 798 Art District or Factory 798 although technically, Factory #798 is only one of several structures within a complex formerly known as Joint Factory 718. It was officially named Joint Factory 718, following the Chinese government’s method of naming military factories starting with the number 7.
The factory complex began as an extension of the “Socialist Unification Plan” of military-industrial cooperation between the Soviet Union and the newly formed People’s Republic of China. By 1951, 156 “joint factory” projects had been realized under that agreement, part of the Chinese government’s first Five-Year Plan. However the People’s Liberation Army still had a dire need of modern electronic components, which were produced in only two of the joint factories. The Russians were unwilling to undertake an additional project at the time, and suggested that the Chinese turn to East Germany from which much of the Soviet Union’s electronics equipment was imported. This project, which was to be the largest by East Germany in China, was then informally known as Project #157.

One Response to “798”

  1. el lamberts doumen September 30, 2012 at 3:38 pm #

    Lieve Kung Fuluuk’ Dat ziet er heel stoer uit! Ik ga nooit meer met je stoeien Luuk. Zal nu zeker verliezen.
    Kusjes, oma EL

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