Lintianshan Forest Farm was also operated by the Forestry Bureau, and the papermaking cost of ZTE Paper faced the threat of increasing. Since the middle of 1973, worldwide inflation has occurred. Due to the shortage of materials, many private operators have profited from the price difference. ZTE Paper shoulders the responsibility of stabilizing prices and continues to sell various paper for cultural industries at prices lower than market prices. In 1975, the Executive Yuan decided: "Domestic newsprint should strive to be self-sufficient. In order to achieve this goal, ZTE Paper Company should actively rectify, increase capital, expand equipment, and improve quality." Under this policy, Zhongxing Paper decided to purchase new paper machines.
The central government provided 300 million telemarketing list yuan and the provincial government provided 100 million yuan to jointly raise funds. The United States ordered a new double-wire high-speed newsprint machine, which was the No. 9 machine of the paper mill. The third plant of Zhongxing Paper was added to increase the production of newsprint. The production officially started in 1980; Therefore, in 1979, preparations were made for the purchase of the No. 10 machine. In 1981, it was decided to purchase and build the fourth plant. The Executive Yuan estimated that the fund was 1.8 billion yuan, divided into three, three and four proportions.
The central and provincial governments invested 1 80 million yuan, with a total investment of 540,000 yuan, and the remaining 720,000,000 yuan was raised by ZTE Paper itself. In 1984, the No. 10 machine was installed and started to operate. At the same time that ZTE Paper purchased the No. 10 machine, the international oil price rose, and the price of newsprint at this time was already lower than the cost price. At this time, the more newsprint was sold, the greater the loss, and the operation of ZTE Paper became increasingly difficult.