"Of all the inventions that have helped to unify China perhaps the airplane is the most outstanding. Its ability to annihilate distance has been in direct proportion to its achievements in assisting to annihilate suspicion and misunderstanding among provincial officials far removed from one another or from the officials at the seat of government."
- Madame Chiang Kai-Shek
National and provincial Gazettes reproduced under Government Printer's
Copyright Authority No. 11325, dated 17 March 2006