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While they may sound similar, the physical description of Javanese junk differed from Chinese junk. The Szechuanese boatmen say that this reduces resistance to the water to a minimum, though such a claim makes absolutely no hydrodynamic sense, and the device is thought to cushion the shocks of pounding when the boat pitches heavily in the rapids, as it acquires and discharges water ballast rapidly supposedly just at the time when it is most desirable to counteract buffeting at stem and stern. Shop through our app to enjoy: The Junks and Sampans of the Yangtze. The four-month journey aboard the Free China was captured on film and their arrival into San Francisco made international front-page news. Chinese junks were used extensively in Asian trade during the 16th and 17th century, especially to Southeast Asia and to Japan, where they competed with Japanese Red Seal Ships , Portuguese carracks and Dutch galleons.