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Canada and China as close neighbours. Economic development as the key to many of China's problems. The war in the Far East. Japan's modern strength and how it has developed. Reasons for China's relative weakness in terms of industrialization. The internal situation in China. Poverty due to antiquated means of production and transportation. Poverty as the root cause of illiteracy. Disease in China and reasons for poor health. Reasons which unite us and compel us to work for rapid and large scale economic development after the war. China's decision as to whether she should go for state or private enterprise. Some facts about the situation today. Chinese Government ownership. Some historical matters. The example of the steel industry. The field of finance. Room for private banks. The thinking in China. Dr. Sun's teachings. The likelihood that China will pursue an economy somewhere between the U.S.S.R. model and that of the U.S.A. Some controversy over this issue. Looking forward to industrialization, modern science and technology. How China's material culture has strengthened her own moral culture. China's resources. The transformation from tenant farming to independent farming. Some difficulties in agrarian reform. The problem of inflation. The issue of foreign capital. How China intends to pay back the advances which foreign capital may make to her. The export trade before and after the war. The transition between the time of war and the time of serious economic reconstruction. Relief and rehabilitation.