|Title||What's Going On in China?|
|Host||Buckley, William F. (William Frank), 1925-2008.|
|Guest(s)||1) Chang, Parris. - Taiwan-born Professor of Political Science at
Pennsylvania State University|
2) Zagoria, Donald. - Professor of Government at Hunter College and at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York
|Taped on||Nov 4, 1976 (New York City, NY)|
|Duration||60 minutes (or hh:mm:ss)|
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|Summary||Mao Tse-tung had died in September, and his widow, Chiang Ching, had been denounced as one of the Gang of Four and imprisoned. "As we sit here," WFB begins, "it is not absolutely known even whether the widow of Mao Tse-tung is alive or dead. Every manner of crime is imputed to her, and it is even whispered that she permitted the music of Beethoven into the death chamber of her husband." What will the incoming Carter Administration do about it all? What should it do? A rich discussion with two men who know as much about this closed society as one can know from the outside; we go from the ouster of Teng Hsiao-ping to what should be our policy on selling technology, and especially weapons technology, to Peking. DZ: "Simon Leys ... reports ... [that] a young man in a Chinese department store walked up to a man who was obviously a foreigner and tried to offer him some assistance in the English language. And this young man, who subsequently defected to Hong Kong, told Simon Leys that about twenty minutes after that conversation took place he was brought into the public security station and questioned at great length as to why he was in contact with this Western diplomat, how long he had known him, and so on and so forth. And it took him five hours to convince the man that they had had no previous contact."|
|Subject Heading(s)||China -- Politics and government -- 1976-|
United States -- Foreign relations -- China.
China -- Foreign relations -- United States.
Technology transfer -- China.
Tecnology transfer -- Government policy -- United States.
Military weapons -- Marketing -- Government policy -- United States.
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