Conditions in Quemoy, China during the Second Taiwan Strait Crisis. Western newsmen climb up a mountain in Quemoy. The newsmen at a beach. They examine damaged buildings destroyed due to the Communist Chinese firing. Damaged roof of a building. Explosions occur on a nearby island. Chinese children take shelter in the underground of a building. A damaged building.
Supply convoy reaches Quemoy in China despite the communist Chinese blockade, during Cold War. Ships carry the supplies at sea. Men on landing craft at the sea. Men on deck. President Chiang Kai Shek arrives at a press conference in Formosa. He opposes reduction of garrisons on the off-shore islands. Mainland China rebuffs United States peace bids with an enormous Chinese propaganda demonstration in Peiping (Beijing) on the grounds of the old Imperial Palace. Communist Chinese demonstrate with boards, placards and flags in hand. A huge crowd gathers at the palace grounds and decries what it calls American aggression in the Taiwan strait. President Zhou Enlai addresses the massive crowd.
The Chinese communists guns batter Quemoy after a 15-day respite. Shells on the beach. Wrecked houses in the town. Soldiers come out of an airplane. Soldiers dig trench. Artillery on the field.
Activities in Eurasia. The Brussels Fair. People at the fair. Women holding flags of different countries. Fountains in between. The Soviet exhibition hall. Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser shakes hand with Nikita Khrushchev the 1st Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Soviet Union. Abdel Nasser speaks into a microphone. Arab people march on the streets and hold banners. King Faisal of Iraq at a podium. People on either side of the streets. King Faisal's son in a chariot. The people greet him. A harbor. U.S. Marines land at Lebanon bay. The marines carry supplies. Red China launches an artillery attack on Quemoy Island. Troops carry shells. The troops walk in a trench with guns. Chinese men look through binoculars. U.S. 7th Fleet sailors on a ship underway at sea. Supplies in an LCV (Landing Craft Vehicle). They are supplied with food. Buildings in Berlin. People on the streets. A damaged building in the town. Soldiers walk on the streets. A man rides a horse drawn cart. The soldiers stand in front of a building.
Convoys of the 7th Fleet of United States Navy supply shipments to blockaded Quemoy in Formosa Strait. U.S. carriers in the sea and fighter planes aboard. Fighter planes take off from the strip of one of the carrier. Carriers stop near the shore and supply liners cruise towards the shore of Quemoy. Commanders aboard a ship make plans and bombardiers on alert near an artillery gun on a ship.
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.