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China Today: A New Look / Fallout #455018

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 24, 1971
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(Studio) Life in China (People's Republic), divided into city, commune and village life. Villages small.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Sha She Yu, China (People's Republic)) Village used to be poor for farming; built terraces on mount side; took 10 years; took another 5 years to take soil up mountain; 640 people in village; fields collectively farmed. Crops used for fodder, selling to state, and rest redistributed to farmers. Some villages; need state subsidy to survive. Village store shown. Each village has militia; makes up for country's small army. Militia purely defense; fight where men live. Each family has own plot of land. Farm and work of Mrs. Woo described; says before 1949, all land there belonged to landlords.
REPORTER: Alessandro Casella

(Studio) Japanese instruments record nuclear fallout from Chinese nuclear test.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Casella, Alessandro;
Chancellor, John

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