'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.
Living conditions in China under the Communist regime of Mao Tse-tung photographed by Indians visiting the country. The film highlights China's problems of industry, agriculture, and excess population. Advertisements and posters for the Mao Tse-tung led economic and social plan titled the 'Great Leap Forward' in 1958. Objectives of the plan. Agriculture, industry and education in China, including brief shot of men, women, and children in classroom, possibly for re-education. Men and women work in factories and plants. A Russian sign reads 'Made in the Soviet Union'. Workers inside a huge automatic automotive plant set up and supplies by the Soviet Union (SU). A steel and iron company rebuilt and enlarged with the aid of Soviet Union. A seamless steel tube mill supplied and erected by the SU. A plant designed, equipped and built by SU technicians. A bridge over a river. Women work in a high voltage testing laboratory equipped by the East German government. A fully automatic petroleum refinery built by the Japanese. A heavy gilding machine plant started by the Japanese in 1937. Various factories, plants and industries in China. Rural farm land and irrigation. People work in backyard furnaces, factories, presses, rolling mills and automotive factories. Deserted city streets with few cars. Workers inside an automotive plant. Communist Party of China Chairman Mao Tse-tung signs a pact with the Premier of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev. Newspaper headlines regarding the disagreements leading to rifts in the China-Soviet relations in 1960. The Soviet Union withdraws technicians and support from China resulting in closure of industries. Statistics highlight China's dropping industrial production in steel, coal, electricity and petroleum compared to that of USA, USSR and UK.
Living conditions in China under the Communist regime of Mao Tse-tung photographed by Indians visiting the country. Mao Tse-tung implements the economic and social plan titled 'Great Leap Forward' with Soviet help in 1958. The agricultural aspects of the plan. The Chinese countryside. Farmers use tractors, machines and other equipment for farming. Farmers plough fields, thresh crop and make hay stacks with the help of pitchforks. Men and women dig farmland. Millions of Chinese people work the land, clear land, build dams and dig canals. Communes for farmers. Farmers work, cultivate and harvest crops. People engaged in construction work. People's Republic of China Chairman Mao Tse-tung visits the communes. The commune system is abandoned in 1961 in favor of collective agriculture. Small units of 20 farm families cultivate land as directed by local farmers. Farmers cultivate land, harvest crops. Men and women pick cotton. Young Chinese boys and girls attend university in China. Young boys on bicycles. University students in a classroom. The university campus. Children on the playground in a school. They perform the 'Turnip Dance' on stage as other children and teachers watch.
Living conditions in China under the Communist regime of Mao Tse-tung photographed by Indians visiting the country. Mao Tse-tung implements the economic and social plan titled 'Great Leap Forward' with Soviet help in 1958. People on the streets of China. Chinese women and children. Elderly Chinese revolutionaries pose. Cars and buses on the streets. Industries, factories and plants. Young men and women participate in a festive parade. Men holding flags. The excessive population of China. Military leaders review a parade. An officer salutes. Tanks and artillery in the parade. Smoke due to an explosion during a war.
Propaganda piece about living conditions in China under the Communist regime of Mao Tse-tung, with images photographed by Indians visiting the country. Delegates from all over the world at an international conference. Representatives from Iraq, Canada, Romania, Australia and Pakistan among others. Elderly Chinese revolutionaries pose. Mao Tse-tung's views (according to a narrator): He believes that war in inevitable between capitalist and socialist nations. View of a rally and military parade in China. Explosions during the Korean War in 1951 with Chinese troops in action. Homeless, displaced Tibetan children and families after the Chinese take over in 1959. Indian Army soldiers return after China's attack on India during the Sino-Indian War in 1962. View of Soviet Union Premier Nikita Khrushchev. Map of Asia depicts Chinese aggression towards its neighbors. Explosions during the Chinese aggression in Vietnam and Laos. Mao Tse-tung intent on risking a war with the West.
Living conditions in China under the "Great Leap Forward" Communist regime of Mao Tse-tung, preceding the Cultural Revolution. Footage shot by Indians visiting the country. In Washington DC: U.S. Secretary of State Dean Rusk sums up the current attitude of Red China towards the rest of the world. He states that the Chinese are decided on continued aggression towards its neighbors and continue to subvert other nations with Communist penetration. He also mentions the Chinese attack on Indian territory. The population and masses under the regime of Mao Tse-tung in China. Chinese people participate in a festive parade. Various decorative floats in the parade. Young men and women perform drills during the event.