Progressive aggression leading to the take over of Tibet and fleeing of the Dlai Lama. Men raise the People's Republic of China flag on a mountain as armies of Communist China conquer Tibet. 1950: The Dalai Lama and Panchem Lama are brought to Peking in China. They are received by Chinese officials, presented with bouquets. A function at their arrival. 1955: African and Asian delegates at the Bandung Conference in Indonesia. China agrees to the 5 principles of peaceful co-existence. Delegates including Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai and Indian Prime Minister Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru. 1956: The Dalai Lama and Panchem Lama are permitted to visit India to celebrate the 2500th birth anniversary of Lord Buddha. They are greeted by Pandit Nehru, Premier U Nu of Burma and other Indian officials an arrival. The Lamas with Indian officials seated for a meal on the ground in a hall. The Lamas are welcomed in a ceremony and Dalai Lama addresses the gathering. Tibet: China begins to impose Communist system on Tibetan borders. Construction work and forced labor. March 1959: Communist bombardment over Lhasa. The Potala monastery. Tibetans take up alms. Handcuffs and confinements. Demonstrations and protests outside the Chinese Embassy in Delhi. Former Prime Minister Of Tibet, Lukhangwa and other monks pay their respects at Mahatma Gandhi's samadhi (mausoleum) in New Delhi. Indian government officials and members of the international press reach Tezpur in Assam. They welcome the Dalai Lama. Photographers take pictures. The Dalai Lama addresses a gathering. Statues of Lord Buddha all over India and Asia. Tibetan monks pray. People sing Indian devotional song.
View of exterior North Portico and entrance of White House. Interior view of the North entrance White House lobby with Presidential Seal on top of the door. Close up view of four dates inscribed on the marble floor: "1817" Repair after war damage, "1792" Construction date, "1902" First remodeling, and "1952" Latest remodeling. Views of the Blue room, the Green room, and the Red room in the White House, and various furniture and decorations in the White House in the late 1950s. View of State dining room. Gold candle stands placed on the dining table. Solid Silver chandelier hanging over the table. China crockery used by American Presidents and their families are preserved in the China room. Portrait of Mrs. Calvin Coolidge. View of the Oval office room. View of the East room. Portrait of President George Washington and Mrs Martha Washington. Grand piano placed inside the room. Plaque in White House state dining room with words of a prayer by John Adams. Exterior view as police escort motorcycle with sidecar drives on North Portico entrance driveway, followed by a Lincoln Continental limousine of the President's fleet.
View of City Hall building in Los Angeles circa 1950. Camera view pans down to shops and other buildings in the 200 and 100 blocks of North Main Street, Los Angeles, California. Pedestrians cross the street. A sign reads 'No Parking'. A road is lined on either side by trees. Various views of Los Angeles landmarks: A sign reads 'Hancock Park, La Brea Pits'. View of Griffith Observatory. Scenes in China town and view of Grauman's Chinese Theater with visitors looking at movie star names in cement of sidewalk on Hollywood Walk of Fame. Photographer takes pictures. A license plate on an out-of-town vehicle, from Idaho, reads 'World Famous Potatoes' and contains picture of a potato.
Alcohol production and taxation system: dramatization and animation. Dramatic raid of alcohol and tobacco tax division on illegal moonshine stills in a forest in the southern U.S. Officials of the Alchohol and Tobacco Tax Division of the Internal Revenue Service walk in woods. Illegal moonshiners sit in woods with rifle in hand and sacks on ground. Horse cart in the woods. Barrels of alcohol. Men fight. The officers dynamite and explode an illegal still. Animation shows the ancient time when men discovered the intoxicating effect of alcohol in different parts of world like Greece and China. Taxes on alcohol. Excess grain used by colonial government and process of making alcohol by grain. Alcohol making industry at a farm and exchange of necessary goods with alcohol. Alcohol making industry at small scale and factory of alcohol. The production of alcohol starts in1866 and reaches 15 million dollars and 90 million barrels production rate. Truck in 1950s driving into a brewery plant. View of giant cooper brewing kettles in brewery. The process of brewing beer. Production of beer is shown, with grains like barley and rice passing through machines and into brewing kettles. Alcohol as main source of revenue. Officials work at the permissive branch for administration of laws related to liquor, tobacco, cigarette paper and tubes production. Women and men sitting at desks. Women doing typing and clerical work reviewing forms and applications. Worker adds mash through a tube to a giant kettle in a distillery. In the Seagram's bourbon whiskey distillery in Louisville Kentucky, workers assemble wooden barrels, prepare flaming barrel lids for bourbon barrels, and they pound stoppers in barrels with a mallet and prepare them for shipment while an IRS inspector looks on. Government official of the IRS supervises production, packaging and labeling services in the factory. Seagram name and Louisville location seen printed on the barrels.
'Red China' depicts the living conditions in China under the Communist regime of Mao Tse-tung. A Chinese man dances with another dressed as a dragon during a performance on stage in China. Traditional Chinese pavilions and structures, including the Forbidden City. Modern Chinese buildings and structures. A map of Asia shows China. Monuments including the Great Wall in China. Farmland of the North of China. Crowded streets in China, men pull rickshaws on the streets. People dance and march during a celebration. Streets, market place and poor families on the streets. Chinese miner works in a coal mine. Strip mining for iron ore. Chinese oil production including refineries. Dances and celebration during various events. Chinese youth perform acrobatics and stunts on stage. Chinese women and children laugh and cry. Young girls learn ballet, elderly men greet each other. North China: Herdsmen with sheep. Wheat farmers harvest wheat. South China: Rice farmers in fields. Women sew, farmers pose for the camera. Women work in a factory, people on the road. Christians, Mohammedans and Buddhists pray in China. Chinese riding camels. Chairman of the Communist Party of China Mao Tse-tung reviews a parade during the "Great Leap Forward" timeframe, preceding the Cultural Revolution.
Film opens with outline map of Japan shown in contrast to 20 times larger China and figures representing China's 6 times greater population. Map of China is shown in pieces representing its numerous internal fiefdoms. In contrast, Japanese soldiers are shown marching in review before their singular leader, Emperor Hirohito and other national military leaders. Film shows contrasting 20th century characteristics of China and Japan. Sun Yat-sen, who figured prominently in post-Imperial China, and is considered the founding father of the Republic of China, is shown speaking to crowds. Narrator states that in 1911, this man fathered a peoples' revolution which brought to an end, China's ancient Imperial government. View of Chinese people marching and carrying flags and banners. Books are shown comparing China's Sun Yat-sen to America's George Washingon. Sun Yat-sen's political statement, shown in Chinese, contains words similar those in Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg address. View of schools and colleges built in the new Republic of China. Chinese students shown in libraries. A couple dining in a Chinese hotel restaurant, overlooking other buildings. A tall clock tower looms at the same height outside their window. Steel being erected for a tall building. Architects at work. Scientist looking through a microscope. Technicians at work in a chemistry laboratory. Medical staff and patients in a modern hospital. Children in school under compulsory education program. Chinese people exercising their freedoms of expression and religion. The funeral of Sun Yat-sen, in 1925, attended by his successor, Chiang Kai-shek, and other Chinese leaders in military uniforms. Chinese people attending an outdoor ceremony. Examples of areas needing modernisation. Chinese workers using manually operated machinery to process fabrics. Commercial vessel plying a river using wind and sail only. Views of steam locomotives and trains being introduced to link parts of China. Trucks moving goods over roads (still unpaved). Miners working in open air mines, digging coal and iron. Molten tin being poured from a crucible. Machines performing complex tasks in a fabric mill and women tending spinning and knitting machines. School children engaged in collective outdoor games and exercise drills. Scene shifts to Japan, where Emperor Hirohito, on a white horse, leads military leaders in reviewing Japanese forces. A formation of Japanese Model 97 medium tanks passing in review, with tank commanders saluting from their turrets. Glimpse of Japanese steel mill. Headline in World-Telegram newspaper of 14 february, 1934, reads: "Tokyo House Passes Huge Arms Budget." A Los Angeles newspaper of 23 November, 1934, expands on the same story. New Orleans Times-Picayune, Sunday, 5, May, 1936, reports that Japan is strained by its huge arms costs.