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China, PR / Pan Am Hotel Deal / Changes In Country #52046

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 09, 1978
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(Studio) Pan Am's confirmation in Hong Kong of $5 million hotel deal with China (PR) noted; details given. Hotels said to be planned for Shanghai, Peking, and Canton. Rising number of tourists going to China reported Differences in China today from that last year stated.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Canton, China, PR) Changes in Chinese lifestyles in art and industry in last 2 years noted. Control over arts exercised by wife of Chairperson Mao Tse-tung stated and described. Return of Chinese opera to stage after purge of Mao's widow and her followers reported Other cultural changes outlined, include showing of West films, like 25-yr.-old Gregory peck movie, "The Million Pound Note", and book sales of works of Shakespeare, Tolstoy, and Mark Twain. Stifling of industry product during political debates by Mao's widow and his more radical followers detailed; changes in this area examined. Case of one worker in heavy machinery factory given as example Ability of Chinese people to buy more now with more liberal wage policies cited. Apparent effects on people by these changes noted.
REPORTER: Jim Laurie

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Laurie, Jim
Duration:
00:02:40

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