A complex and efficient industry has taken over the supply of foodstuffs to the capital of the People's Republic of China, Peking.
SV People buying frozen poultry (2 shots)
SV People buying live chickens (2 shots)
SV People buying ducks (2 shots)
CU Live fish in tank PAN TO choosing & buying (6 shots)
SV PAN along "Ready-to-cook" dishes
CU Man cutting beef weighing & selling (3 shots)
CU Pig carcases, cutting & selling (3 shots)
LV Slogan spelt out in vegetables (2 shots)
CU Peppers, cucumbers & cauliflowers (3 shots)
SV People buying vegetables (4 shots)
LV People buying sweets (4 shots)
LV People buying confectionaries (3 shots)
CU Man buying wines (2 shots)
LV PAN People buying soft fruits (4 shots)
LV PAN Tungfeng bazaar
Initials SGM/1232 SGM/1301
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Background: A complex and efficient industry has taken over the supply of foodstuffs to the capital of the People's Republic of China, Peking. A large variety of foodstuffs is readily available in the markets and stores throughout the city.
Goods range from frozen chicken through to confectionary. This black-and-white film from Peking Television shows foodstuffs on sale in the city's stores and markets. It follows Visnews Production Number 7608/A/71, serviced on July 10, which dealt with food production centres around Peking.
SYNOPSIS: In the downtown areas of Peking -- as well as the industrial and mining areas of the People's Republic of China -- foodstuffs are in readily supply. According to the official information with this film from Peking Television, a great variety of foodstuffs is available for the worker-peasant-soldier customers.
The commercial works have improved their services to the customers. Taking into consideration the needs and wants of the workers, peasants and soldiers, they have made great efforts to widen the range and improve the quality of their services.
Specially-prepared ready-to-cook dishes have also begun to appear in the stores.
Meat is in plentiful supply, and sales are brisk.
The price for one Kilogramme -- just over two pounds of beef is 1.5 yuan and first class pork 1.8 yuan.
Conscientiously following Chairman Mao's policy of "developing the economy and ensuring supplies", workers from the vegetable markets have gone to meet the growers in the suburban peoples communes. The two groups have discussed methods of growing vegetables in a planned way to ensure a steady supply of produce.
About 30 varieties of vegetables are on sale in the winter months. They range from peppers to almonds.
With the growth of industry and agriculture markets in Peking and other parts of the country are thriving, prices stable and the living standards of the workers are being constantly improved.
According to the official information, this system is conducive to further fortifying the alliance of workers and peasants and accelerating the development of socialist ???
Although the film was shot in mid-winter, there was an abundant supply produced in the South and North of the People's Republic
The well-stocked markets and brisk trade -- according to the official information -- vividly embody the loving care of the Party and State for the working people. They also demonstrate the incomparable superiority of the Chinese People's Republic socialist system.