× The Vanderbilt Television News Archive is currently closed to in-person research, but is still fulfilling loan requests. For the latest information about COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), visit vu.edu/coronavirus.
Search the Archive

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

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 09, 1978
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(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

Jennings, Peter;
Laurie, Jim

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.