• Short Summary

    RED CHINA'S "GREAT LEAP FORWARD" HAS BEEN DRENCHED AND SLOWED DOWN BY TORRENTIAL RAINS. NINE-HUNDRED?

  • Description

    RED CHINA'S "GREAT LEAP FORWARD" HAS BEEN DRENCHED AND SLOWED DOWN BY TORRENTIAL RAINS. NINE-HUNDRED SQUARE MILES IN SOUTH AND CENTRAL CHINA HAVE BEEN FLOODED AND THE SPRAWLING NATION, WHICH HAS MANPOWER AS ITS MOST PLENTIFUL RESOURCE, HAS THREE MILLION PEOPLE FIGHTING THE FLOOD MENACE.

    SOME AREAS REPORT THE HEAVIEST RAINS IN FORTY YEARS.

    THE COMMUNISTS CAN CONTROL MINDS AND BODIES, BUT MOTHER NATURE REFUSES TO CONFORM TO THE DOCTRINE.

    NEXT DOOR TO RED CHINA'S FLOODED KWANGTUNG (CQ) PROVINCE IS THE PORTUGUESE ENCLAVE OF MACAO. MANY CHINESE, TIRED OF OVERWORK AND MENTAL PERSECUTION IN THE COMMUNIST LAND, HAVE BOUGHT THEIR WAY TO FREEDOM. SO-CALLED TRAVEL AGENCIES TAKE CARE OF DOCUMENTS AND BRIBES FOR THOSE CHINESE, WHO CAN SCRAPE TOGETHER AROUND $750. CHINESE FARMING COMMUNITIES NEAR MACAO HAD GENERALLY BEEN PRODUCTIVE AND WEALTHY UNTIL RECENT YEARS WHEN THE REDS INTRODUCED WHAT THEY CALL MODERN FARMING PROCEDURES. MODERN, PERHAPS, BY COMMUNIST STANDARDS BUT THE AREA IS NOW IN A CHAOTIC STATE AND GROWING FAMINE. AS MANY AS FIVE-HUNDRED REFUGEES A DAY MANAGE TO BREAK THROUGH THE BAMBOO CURTAIN.

    THE NEWEST GROUP OF REFUGEES IN MACAO IS NOT CHINESE. IT'S MADE UP OF STATE-LESS YUGOSLAVS, WHO HAD BEEN LIVING IN SHANGHAI. MACAO -- THE ORIENT'S GATEWAY TO FREEDOM.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8VN197AWO97VJ8G45DA10VGGM
    Media URN:
    VLVA8VN197AWO97VJ8G45DA10VGGM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/06/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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