Vladimir Putin

Knudsen, C. Calvert

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Comments on China's economic development program, begun in 1965. A brief historical perspective before-and-after Chairman Mao. The deposing of the "Gang of Four" and a return to a "comprehensive, ambitious economic development program." Objectives of the program. Numbers for perspective. Planning for the program. A recognition of the need for outside technology and expertise. Canada's position with regard to China, particularly in terms of trade. Areas of supply from Canada: wheat, oil and gas technology, tourism, pulp and paper. The risk of political uncertainty in China. Some considerations about what China will be going through in terms of technology, education, widespread tourism, cultural relaxation and openness. Speculations about China's future.

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