|Title||Thirty Years of Communist Rule|
|Host||Buckley, William F. (William Frank), 1925-2008.|
|Guest(s)||1) Shaplen, Robert. - Far Eastern correspondent for The New Yorker|
|Taped on||Oct 1, 1979 (New York City, NY)|
|Broadcast Date||Oct 14, 1979|
|Duration||60 minutes (or hh:mm:ss)|
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|Summary||A few days before this show was taped, the excesses of the Cultural Revolution had been formally deplored in China--although, unlike in Khrushchev's denunciation of Stalin, the author of those crimes was not denounced with them. Mr. Shaplen had been based in Hong Kong for 17 years, and today's conversation ranges from the wars in Indochina--from the time of our involvement to the present--to how China and Japan are coping with the Soviet Union. RS: "Japanese-Soviet relations today are tense enough--or in a deep enough vacuum, if you want to put it that way--to cause the Japanese considerable worry and to stir their military souls." WFB: "Yes. One can hear the drumbeat now." RS: "One can hear some drumbeats, and of course the Japanese are an emotional people anyway, although a lot of people at first think they're not. But all you have to do is watch one of the right-wing demonstrations in Tokyo--left-wing too, but there are more right-wing--and you see the zest and zeal that comes out of these."|
|Subject Heading(s)||China -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union.|
Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- China.
Japan -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union.
Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- Japan.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975.
China -- Politics and government -- 1949-
Indochina -- Politics and government -- 1945-
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