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China and USSR / Agriculture #568524

NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 18, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Rostov -on-Don, USSR : Mike Boettcher) Agricultural systems of USSR and China compared and contrasted. Impact of Mikhail Gorbachev's reforms upon Soviet econ. discussed. [Pig farmer VILOGIA - (thru translator) likes being his own boss.] [Gorbachev aide Viktor BUTENKO - (thru translator) says inertia is disappearing.] USSR farmers noted finding lure of ownership irresistible. Pvt. ownership of land in China examined. [Farmer WONG Chinhu - (thru translator) comments on sale of his exotic plants.] Perestroika noted needing to provide more food at market if Gorbachev is to survive.

Boettcher, Mike;
Brokaw, Tom

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