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Wang Xuecheng (王学成), was a People's Liberation Army Naval Air Force pilot who defected to Taiwan On November 14, 1983, and Taiwan rewarded him a position as a major in the Republic of China Air Force and 3,000 taels (approximately 150 kg) of gold. The Peoples Liberation Army Naval Air Force (PLANAF) (解放军海军航空兵; pinyin: JiÄ›fàng JÅ«n HÇŽijÅ«n HángkōngbÄ«ng) is the naval aviation branch of the Peoples Liberation Army Navy. ... Look up pilot in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... November 14 is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 47 days remaining until the end of the year. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Major is a military rank denoting an officer of mid-level command status. ... The Republic of China Air Force (中華民國空軍; pinyin: Zhōnghuá Mínguó KōngjÅ«n) is the aviation branch of the armed forces of the Republic of China, and is often viewed as one of the most professional and capable branches of the Republic of Chinas armed forces. ... The tael (兩), PY: Liang, was part of the Chinese system of weights and currency. ... KG, Kg or kg may indicate: A Kampfgeschwader, a bomber squadron of the former German Luftwaffe Basketball Player Kevin Garnett An abbreviation for kilogram (always kg) Knight of the Garter, a British decoration Kommanditgesellschaft, German version of a limited partnership Kongo language (ISO 639 alpha-2) An abbreviation for konig...


Wang was born in Kaifeng, 1958 into a family with distinguished revolutionary background. His grandparents and parents participated in the communist struggles against the ruling nationalist Chinese government prior to the establishment of the People's Republic of China, but were later persecuted and jailed during the political movements in China, such as the Cultural Revolution, which resulted in the death of his grandfather. This was the major cause of his defection. During his pilot training, Wang was a classmate of another PLA defector Wu Ronggen (吴荣根), who had defected on October 16, 1982. Wang joined People's Liberation Army after graduated from high school and in March 1974, entered a basic aviation training school of the [[PLAAF in Baoding. After completing all of his training, he was assigned to People's Liberation Army Naval Air Force and eventually promoted to a squadron commander. Kaifeng (Simplified Chinese: 开封; Traditional Chinese: 開封; pinyin: KāifÄ“ng; Wade-Giles: Kai-feng), formerly known as Bianliang (汴梁; Wade-Giles: Pien-liang), is a prefecture-level city in eastern Henan province, Peoples Republic of China. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about communism as a form of society and as a political movement. ... Nationalism is an ideology that creates and sustains a nation as a concept of a common identity for groups of humans. ... This article is on the politics of Mainland China. ... The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (Simplified Chinese: , Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: WúchÇŽn JiÄ“jí Wénhuà Dà Gémìng; literally Proletarian Cultural Great Revolution; often abbreviated to 文化大革命 wénhuà dà gémìng, literally Great Cultural Revolution, or even simpler, to 文革 wéngé, Cultural Revolution) in the People... Look up pilot in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... On March 5, 1953 Polish Lt. ... October 16 is the 289th day of the year (290th in leap years). ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... March is the third month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Flag of the Peoples Liberation Army Air Force The Peoples Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) (Simplified Chinese: 解放军空军; Pinyin: JiÄ›fàngjÅ«n KōngjÅ«n) is the aviation branch of the Peoples Liberation Army, the military of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Categories: China geography stubs | Cities in China ... The Peoples Liberation Army Naval Air Force (PLANAF) (解放军海军航空兵; pinyin: JiÄ›fàng JÅ«n HÇŽijÅ«n HángkōngbÄ«ng) is the naval aviation branch of the Peoples Liberation Army Navy. ... A Squadron is a small unit or formation of cavalry, aircraft (including balloons), or naval vessels. ...


The inherent social and political problems of the communist system in China further frustrated Wang once he became a pilot. One of such problems was that the deeply flawed system that was common in China until the 1990's: Under the strict residential system, people could not move freely to where they wanted to live, and a person must reside in the place where his residency was registered. Therefore, unlike western military pilots, most Chinese pilots did not have the luxury of living with their spouses. When the Chinese pilots were transfered, they must endure the separation that only happens to western pilots when redeployed in missions like those in the war zone. The Chinese government only allowed one month vacation per year so that pilots could reunite with their families, and this vacation was already longer than most ordinary Chinese citizens could get, such as those workers in the state-owned-enterprises. Wang was married in 1980 and considered such flaws of the system that impacted his family was completely wrong (and he was right) and in Wang's word, suppressed humanity (and he was right to certain degree, as proven by the fact that such practice was slowly abolished during the Chinese economic reform in the 1990's). Such difficult life style also contributed to Wang's decision to defect. This article is about communism as a form of society and as a political movement. ... Look up pilot in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A hukou (Chinese: ) is a residency permit issued in the Peoples Republic of China which officially identifies a person as a resident of an area. ... Look up pilot in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up pilot in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up pilot in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up pilot in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up pilot in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Economic reforms have triggered internal migrations within China. ...


Another problem contributed to Wang's defection was caused by the same strict residential system, as the cadres of the government, Wang's father was assigned to the different posts in Beijing and Wuhan, and thus was unable to spend the time together as a normal family, and his mother was frequently absent in his life due to the same reason. Wang was raised by his grandmother in Kaifeng and rarely saw his parents. The lack of normal childhood and family life certainly also played an important role in Wang's defection. It was not until he was 16 when he was reunited with his father in Wuhan. A hukou (Chinese: ) is a residency permit issued in the Peoples Republic of China which officially identifies a person as a resident of an area. ... Beijing [English Pronunciation] (Chinese: 北京 [Chinese Pronunciation]; Pinyin: Běijīng; IPA: ), a city in northern China, is the capital of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). ... Location within China Modern and ancient Wuhan (Simplified Chinese: 武汉; Traditional Chinese: 武漢; Pinyin: Wǔhàn) is the capital of Hubei province, and is the most populous city in central China. ... Kaifeng (Simplified Chinese: 开封; Traditional Chinese: 開封; pinyin: Kāifēng; Wade-Giles: Kai-feng), formerly known as Bianliang (汴梁; Wade-Giles: Pien-liang), is a prefecture-level city in eastern Henan province, Peoples Republic of China. ... Location within China Modern and ancient Wuhan (Simplified Chinese: 武汉; Traditional Chinese: 武漢; Pinyin: Wǔhàn) is the capital of Hubei province, and is the most populous city in central China. ...


On November 14, 1983, the 25-year old PLANAF squadron commander of the 2nd wing of the 18th regiment of the 6th division got his opportunity that he was looking for. The training flight of the day did not require wingman, and there was enough fuel thanks to the auxiliary fuel tank that was normally absent in previous flights. At 7:30 AM, Wang made preparation for his flight and by 7:55 AM, he was in the air. However, Wang's first attempt in the failed due to the presence of two trainers of a different unit flew nearby, and Wang's Shenyang J-5 numbered 83065 was directly in their sight, Wang decided to play safe by going back to the airport at Daishan (岱山), Zhejiang to refuel, and he landed at 8:15 AM. November 14 is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 47 days remaining until the end of the year. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A Squadron is a small unit or formation of cavalry, aircraft (including balloons), or naval vessels. ... Wing is a term used by different air forces for a unit of command. ... A regiment is a military unit, consisting of a group of battalions, usually four and commanded by a colonel. ... Symbol of the Polish 1st Legions Infantry Division in NATO code A division is a large military unit or formation usually consisting of around ten to fifteen thousand soldiers. ... A wingman is a pilot who supports another in a potentially dangerous flying environment. ... J-5 of the PLAAF The J-5 or F-5, not to be confused with the American-made F-5 Freedom Fighter, is a Chinese-built single-seat jet interceptor and fighter aircraft derived from the Russian MiG-17. ... Zhejiang (Chinese: 浙江; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Che-chiang; Postal System Pinyin: Chehkiang or Chekiang) is an eastern coastal province of the Peoples Republic of China. ...


After Wang took off again at 9:15 AM from the same airport, the two trainers were still in the air south of the airport, but Wang calculated that it was difficult if not impossible for them to see him due to their current positions. To make sure, Wang took further actions by dropping down to a mere 10 metres above the sea level and flew toward Taiwan, and he flew at this extremely low altitude for 18 minutes. At 9:40 AM, Wang dropped the auxiliary tank after exhausting the fuel within the tank, and climbed back to higher altitudeto safe fuel, and he only 700 liters of fuel left. At 9:45 AM, Wang had climbed to 10,000 metres and maintained 1,000 km per hour speed heading toward Taiwan. In order to reduce weight and safe fuel, Wang fired all of the 140 rounds of ammunition. The metre, or meter (US), is a measure of length. ... For considerations of sea level change, in particular rise associated with possible global warming, see sea level rise. ... The liter (spelled liter in American English and litre in Commonwealth English) is a unit of volume. ... The metre, or meter (US), is a measure of length. ... KM, Km, or km may stand for: Khmer language (ISO 639 alpha-2, km) Kilometre Kinemantra Meditation Knowledge management KM programming language KM Culture, Korean Movie Maker. ... The hour (symbol: h) is a unit of time. ...


Taiwan discovered the intruder and sent two F-5E's to intercept Wang when he was near Taiwan, and the aircraft meet at 9:55 AM. Wang dipped his wings to show the interceptors that he was defecting, and the Taiwanese pilots understood and flew behind his Shenyang J-5 to cover him. However, Wang faced a new problem: his jet was running out of fuel. Because the opposing sides used the different radio frequencies, Wang could only communicate with the F-5E pilots via hand gestures. Wang tried desparately to signal the pilots of the interceptors behind him to come to infront of him and lead him to the nearest airport to make an emergency landing, and after what seemed to be an eternal 10 minutes, the two [pilot]]s of the F-5Es Xu Weihan (徐维翰) and Chen Shiying (陈世英) finally understood Wang's intention at 10:05 AM, and help to guide Wang to the Chiang Kai-shek International Airport, which was still under construction. Under the escort and guidance of the two F-5E's, Wang discovered the Chiang Kai-shek International Airport from an altitude of 2,440 metres, and successfully landed at 10:12 AM before the fuel ran out, but the tires and brakes were damaged during the landing. The F-5 Freedom Fighter (or Tiger II) was a low cost entry level supersonic fighter aircraft, designed and built by Northrop in the United States, beginning in 1962. ... Taiwanese can refer to: A thing or a person originating from Taiwan (including Taiwanese aborigines, Han Chinese people of Hoklo or Hakka ethnicity, or more recent immigrants to Taiwan from Mainland China). ... Look up pilot in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... J-5 of the PLAAF The J-5 or F-5, not to be confused with the American-made F-5 Freedom Fighter, is a Chinese-built single-seat jet interceptor and fighter aircraft derived from the Russian MiG-17. ... The F-5 Freedom Fighter (or Tiger II) was a low cost entry level supersonic fighter aircraft, designed and built by Northrop in the United States, beginning in 1962. ... Look up pilot in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up pilot in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A minute is a unit of time equal to 1/60th of an hour and to 60 seconds. ... The F-5 Freedom Fighter (or Tiger II) was a low cost entry level supersonic fighter aircraft, designed and built by Northrop in the United States, beginning in 1962. ... Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (IATA: TPE, ICAO: RCTP) (Traditional Chinese: 臺灣桃園國際機場; Tongyong Pinyin: Táiwan Táoyuán Gúoji JichÇŽng; formerly known as Chiang Kai-shek International Airport; Traditional Chinese: 中正國際機場; pinyin: Jhōngjhèng GúojÄ« JÄ«chÇŽng; also known simply as Taiwan Airport or Taoyuan Airport), is... The F-5 Freedom Fighter (or Tiger II) was a low cost entry level supersonic fighter aircraft, designed and built by Northrop in the United States, beginning in 1962. ... Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (IATA: TPE, ICAO: RCTP) (Traditional Chinese: 臺灣桃園國際機場; Tongyong Pinyin: Táiwan Táoyuán Gúoji JichÇŽng; formerly known as Chiang Kai-shek International Airport; Traditional Chinese: 中正國際機場; pinyin: Jhōngjhèng GúojÄ« JÄ«chÇŽng; also known simply as Taiwan Airport or Taoyuan Airport), is... The metre, or meter (US), is a measure of length. ...


Wang Xuecheng (王学成) eventually was discharged from the Republic of China Air Force and after a divorce, Wang married a local Taiwanese woman and father 2 daughters and a son, and Wang still talks to his family members in Henan via telephone, and refuses to immigrate abroad like most other Chinese defectors did. Compared with other Chinese defectors who invested heavily in the Taiwanese stock market, Wang was most conservative and only invested 5 million New Taiwan dollars (20,000 United States dollars), and as a result, Wang neither gained nor lost anything. The Republic of China Air Force (中華民國空軍; pinyin: Zhōnghuá Mínguó KōngjÅ«n) is the aviation branch of the armed forces of the Republic of China, and is often viewed as one of the most professional and capable branches of the Republic of Chinas armed forces. ... Henan (Chinese: 河南; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Ho-nan), is a province of the Peoples Republic of China, located in the central part of the country. ... An old rotary telephone This article is about telephone technology. ... Taiwanese can refer to: A thing or a person originating from Taiwan (including Taiwanese aborigines, Han Chinese people of Hoklo or Hakka ethnicity, or more recent immigrants to Taiwan from Mainland China). ... The New Taiwan Dollar (新臺幣 or 新台幣; ISO 4217 code TWD; common abbreviation NT$), or simply Taiwan Dollar, is the currency of the Republic of China (Taiwan). ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 3. ...

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