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China, PR / Poverty #326977

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 16, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather, Charles Kuralt) Changing attitudes in China, PR, with regard to capitalistic ideas discussed. Report introduced.

(Shansi Province, China: Bob Simon) Primitive farming methods employment by peasants in Shansi province featured; details given, scenes shown. Impt. of area to Mao Tse-tung's revolution discussed. Villagers' lifestyle explained; doctor quoted. Problems of poverty in overcrowded cities examined. [MINERS - (thru translator) comment on their dismal lives.] Failure of socialism here noted.

(Studio: Dan Rather, Charles Kuralt) Gorbachev quoted with regard to perestroika.

Rather, Dan;
Kuralt, Charles;
Simon, Bob

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