The agricultural reforms and people's communes under Mao Tse-tung's 'Great Leap Forward' plan in China.
China Date:1963 Duration:3 min 57 sec Sound:Yes
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.
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