I know it has to be a test sometime in the 1970's period, possibly 170 kilotons to 1 megaton it looks. Here is a database of the test conducted in the 1970's, all are under 2 megatons, because I know that this cannot be over 1 megaton, from what I can tell.
January 7, 1972
China conducts its 12th nuclear test. This was a test of the KB-1 thermonuclear warhead dropped from a Qiang-5 attack aircraft. Photos of this test are often mislabeled as being China's first Hydrogen bomb test. Actual yield is 1000 kilotons.
18 March 1972
China conducts its 13th nuclear test. The bomb contains plutonium and is possibly a trigger device for a thermonuclear bomb. The bomb is dropped by an H-6 bomber and the blast is equivalent to between 100 kilotons and 200 kilotons of TNT. The yield was actualy 170 kilotons.
27 June 1974
China conducts its 15th nuclear test. The atmospheric test of this thermonuclear bomb yields a blast of between 200 kilotons and one megaton of TNT. Actual yield was 1000 kilotons.
26 September 1976
China conducts its 17th nuclear test. The fission is successful but the fusion partially fails. The bomb is tested in the atmosphere and yields 200 kilotons of TNT, actual yield.
16 October 1980
China sets off an atmospheric nuclear explosion at 12:30 AM at the Lop Nur nuclear test site. U.S. officials estimate the yield is between 200 kilotons and 1 megaton. This is China's 27th nuclear test and the first atmospheric test since 1978. The actual yield was 1000 kilotons
This might help.
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Mon Apr 28, 2008 3:32 pm
Now the No-ID 1 video, the first video after China's first H-bomb test looks like it could be related to the March 18th, 1972 test, 170 kilotons.
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