图说中国30年的变化。Xiao Yun给Navneet发去一些照片，介绍中国30年的改变。有网友评论，“感谢展现中国30年来的改变。不过挑选出来的照片真的能说明真实故事吗？把 1990年的印度和今天的印度拿出来比较，你也能找到很大不同。2000年信实带来的革命真切改变了印度的面貌。在过去15年里，我们取得了跳跃式进步， 很多领域赶上了西方。今天，微软、苹果和facebook直奔印度。注意，这些都是混乱皿煮下实现的，而不是中国集中制下的发展。等到失去党控制的那一 天，中国就会解体。”
外文标题：Thirty Years of Change In China………..Part 1
I have collected some pictures to tell you about thirty years of change in China. In the spring of 1980, the palace dance, some of the youth in the old Summer Palace doing a disco.
In 1981, Beijing xidan shopping center. The people here have gathered to buy 9 inches black and white television.
In 1982, squatting under the ‘agriculture and forestry’ road in Guangzhou are people who have come from the villages in search of the jobs, after China took up economic reforms. Guangzhou was one of the first of the Chinese cities that opened it’s doors to the people from outside of the city. For the benefit of my Indian friends let me add here that back then people in China required permit for moving from one place to another, they still do but I suppose there is not as much of restriction on the movement of people as it was then. Guangzhou is adjacent to Hong Kong and Macau and opening up of Guangzhou for unskilled labour to come and work in the industry in the city was the “the first step of reform and opening-up”.
Many outside cadres like “emulating da-zhai” to “study Tours” in Guangzhou. (I don’t understand this line) Guests in the spring of 1982, the fair, waiting for the bag for the locals. (Perhaps she means to say that the industrialists are there with their bags full of money, looking for the people for their factories)In the backdrop you can see the hoardings of Canon, the China Daily and Beijing municipal construction engineering machine factory.
China Art Museum in the spring of 1985. The French fashion designer, Saint Laurent’s collection, opened it’s first store.
An old man curiously looks at the model with a surprised expression.
In 1984, the National Day parade in Tiananmen square, Beijing university student raises suddenly a banner on which “xiaoping hello” is written.
In 1985, Guangzhou pku organized “the first Yangcheng youth beauty contest”. After the preliminaries, beauty contest was conducted, the organizers were summoned to Beijing. The pageant survived because of the joint efforts of the organizers. A maverick organizer Zhu Xiaodan is now governor of Guangdong province now.
In 1984, American movies superman was banned for a few days initially in China, but after a period of time, the film was released across the country and was also opened for the Children in Guangzhou, Zhongshan road, Haizhu road, five of the cinemas. Seen in the picture is the poster of the movie Superman.
In August 1986, Shanghai Yanan road, “scalpers” standing at the gate of the duty-free shops. In goods of that year, tax exemption, overseas Chinese in the shop and overseas travel service company imports, watches television, freezer, acoustics, washing machines and other big-ticket items, goods. Market speculation takes the market to a historic high.
On August 23, 1986, Shenyang explosion-proof instrument factory declared bankruptcy. This was the first Private enterprise to officially declare bankruptcy. On August 24, the plant closed shop. Accounting personnel are checking lists. Sitting on the other side of the window is the Director of the factory Shi Yongjie, smoking with a heavy heart.
China’s first international model contest champion on November 24, 1988, model Peng Li at Jinshui bridge in Beijing’s Tiananmen square. Three months after that in the Modelling Contest held at Italy, Peng Li competing with 51 models from 26 countries, became the first international model contest champion in the history of new China.
Thanx for nice take on 30 years of change in China. But do selective pics really tell the true story? Even if you compare India of 1990 and todsy, you would find vast diffetence. In fact, mob revolution of Reliance in 2000 really changed the face of India.in the last decade and a half, we have leap frogged in progress and have almost caught up with the west in maby fields. Today , Microsoft, Apple and Face Book are making a beeline to India. And mind you, all this was achieved with a disconcerted Democracy—– Not like the Chinese growth with a Focussed schedule. The day China loosens central Party grip, it would fall apart. Poverty in China is worse— and made worst by surplus funds which are useless because labour cost is controlled for chrap production.Therefore I am not impressed with China’s orchestrated growth story. It is a facade to hide the ugly face of China. If China is so grown, why don’t they allow Democracy movement to take roots? Can any of your Chinese friends talk about this?
Hello Rajee- While we can take a lot of inspiration from their progress, we will need the Chinese who often read my blogs to speak about the important human aspects you have brought the attention to. I am not competent to speak about these, so let’s wait for the inputs. I hope we will have an interesting debate here.
Navneetji, I am a fan of China. And your pictures and text justify my belief in China. Not to denigrate India, China is ahead on most of the metrics. Hopefully Modi will be the Deng Xiaoping of India.
There achievements are remarkable. If we put politics aside, we must give the credit where its deserved and the credit must go to her people and her government. They have achieved despite all problems that a developing nation faces.
Dr Arun Mehra
Yes a remarkable blog, and I appreciate the efforts of both your Chinese friends who sent you this material and also would like to applaud your painstaking efforts to bring them to us.
Yes there can be no doubt that China has made a quantum leap in terms of growth and modernization.I read that one of their key strengths is that they complete projects in time bound and extra quick time, and have acquired great efficiency in this.
Yes the contrast of the old China and the modern stands out so well.
India also has made considerable progress and pics of our major cities now and than will also show the tremendous growth that has taken place- glitzy mals and complexes et al. Its all a question of this being taken forward with a faster pace, and I hope our PM and the new Govt will make it happen
No doubt India has progressed a lot but it pales in comparison with the progress that China has made. As regards the poverty, or ills of capitalism, our records aren’t any better than those of China, I am sure. But accountability in China is more and therefore, there is no question of delays in projects. All their projects are completed ahead of time. My efforts are just to inspire us.
Amazing pictures that tell a story in contrast. They have out-spaced us in development and their economy had definitely over-taken us by leaps and bounds !
Indeed they have outpaced us in every field and we cannot say that it is because of forced labour. If we go to China, we can see it. Each person works sincerely for whatever work he undertakes. No gala party there. Work means real hard work. It’s a part of their culture.
Dear Navneet sir,
It is amazing to see the contrasting pictures.While China has developed by leaps and bounds we are moving rather crawling,by taking 2 step forwards and 1 backwards.
More than Democracy it is the general attitude of people, perhaps,while “I” and “ME” are important in India in China it is mostly “WE” i guess
What an amazing progress. Hard work certainly pays.
Thank you for taking us through this progress.
Very Interesting. Looks like the new cities are very modern; comparable to many in the west in the way men and women dress and mingle.
In 1985, the state adopted a policy of giving support for studying abroad to the students who were willing to return home “to go free” policy. The door of the consulate general in Shanghai Huaihai road, the residents of waiting in line for visa.
In support of democracy- In March 1988, the National People’s Congress representative Huang Shun Xing in the seventh session of the National People’s Congress at a meeting in public opposition, opposition to Zhou Gucheng science-education-culture-health committee, director of the committee, he said:
“Although Mr. Zhou (perhaps, referring to Zhou En Lai) breathed his last early, respected Zhou is eighty nine, He should have a good rest, Should give the opportunity to more young people. “This was the first time in the history of the National People’s Congress (NPC) when different voices were heard.
[family planning] in 1991, Yunnan Xuanwei WuMengShan, man with his head bowed carries his wife, marching silently for sterilization surgery. Wife’s face is covered with a scarf; a silent protest against forced family planning. Family planning since 1982 was identified as the basic state policy of China, from then on, China’s most of the families have only one child.
New Year’s day in 1992, Shenzhen, migrant workers into the city sing Karaoke. They sing very emotional songs of missing their homes. ( I have read that the migrant works would sing very moving songs in the memory of their homes where they could not go to be with their families during the Chinese New Year)
On August 10, 1992, Shenzhen special zone for buying new shares subscription. There was a lot of chaos. The lad from Jiangxi is pushed out of the queue of people for buying shares subscription. Seen here, he is holding in his hands wet with sweat, his ID and money. He shouted at the camera lens in despair, “I waited in line for two days and two nights
On September 24, 1993 at 2 in the morning 27 points, at the Beijing international conference center, live telecast the Olympic bid. Beijing lost to Sydney by one vote. Host Tian Ge revealed at a loss of face, standing next to her is the former state sports commission director Mr Rong Gao Tang. He wears an expression of surprise. The moment of pain is evident on his face.
First KFC in China- The first KFC outlet was opened in Pudong new area, Shanghai on May 28, 1994, Shanghai Pudong Dongchang road, the first KFC restaurant, was also KFC’s 9000th stores around the world. Some onlookers have gathered outside the window. Then KFC was not considered junk food joint. Eating a meal at KFC is a very extravagant for most Chinese.
It was rare for the people to have phone at home. Making long distance calls was even rarer. Now most of the Chinese have a mobile phone but back in 1997, Shenzhen, more than 10 square meters house were put 10 pieces of foldable wooden bunks, with two people sharing a bunk. Seen in this hut are five couples, 4 persons from the same hometown share one compartment, one is shared by the sisters, from Sichuan province XiChong, Xian Zhao Yunbo. In every such hut about twenty people lived.
now,I never hear this kind of things.
Return of Hong Kong:- Hong Kong handing over ceremony On 6 p.m. on June 30, 1997, the British in Hong Kong held a final peace memorial ceremony “sunset”. Departure of British soldiers eyes filled with tears, sentimental, attached to the place, attracts the photographer’s attention who pressed the shutter. It is seventeen years now since Hong Kong returned to China.
In 1992, Louis Vuitton’s first store in China in Beijing Wangfu peninsula hotel grand opening. It was one of the few European classic brand in China then.
However much we read about China the more mysterious it becomes, Thank you for the dedicated effort in unfolding it.
Hello Suchisree- Frankly speaking, they are simple, hard working people- the social and economic studies about about them China’s rapid strides in progress might make things look complicated but in reality, this is one simple formula of nation’s progress- there are no freebies or great election promises. your performance is judged by your immediate boss, who in turn us judged by his boss and the chain goes on and on. Hard work, your work output is only your certificate by which your merit is judges. No favors, no sons and sons in law, your ability is your certificate
I always call you the Brand Ambassador of China!!!!
With your lovely blogs you have got so many of us here fascinated with that country!!
Lovely pics. These old pics help to reminiscence the past.
Thanks for sharing.
Nobody asked me to do. In fact when I was there, I couldn’t speak to most of them but I could see, what hard work and strong nationalism could do to a nation. That’s what endeared me. I thought that a nation that if a nation that was far poorer than us two decades ago,could make this remarkable progress, then why can’t we. I thought I would inspire my countrymen by setting before them the example- and that’s what I do.
Hope all is well with you, Mr Navneet
These old photos brings me all the many memories of my Childhood, it almost makes my eyes wet.
I am 25 now, I was born in a poor village. I witness most of these. At my Childhood age, foodstuffs were in short supply, parents working day and night at the cropland just for a simple purpose—feed the family. usually we only have corn porridge for breakfast and lunch, only supper could have rice, I could still remenber that parents cooked eggs by mixed a lot of Chinese chives, makes it looks a little more. I shared one bed with my little brother till 13 years old. We walked over two kilometer to saw outdoors movies….
eh…(let’s see what else), maybe most of the younger now didn’t know the black-and-white TV set ( Change the channel by twist the button), and the pager (symbol of wealth), only few “rich” people could bought these…
Nice to see you here after so many days. My parents too weren’t rich and they had four of us to feed but still a common Indian was much better of in food and clothing in comparison with the compatriot Chinese. China indeed was very poor and what is remarkable is that most of the people today in China have seen those days of near starvation have come up with sheer resolve while their compatriot Indians have not risen that much. It’s not because of lack of opportunities, its because of lack of resolve. What do you do now and how do you rank yourself in comparison with the children who grew up in the similar environment?
For me, It is really hard to comparison with others, some maybe living good but some are not.
I am working for a company by doing international business, because I know English ( though it is not very good)
Resolve is important, but in my opinions, that the country should educates the people love work and respect each every workers who dedicated to the society’s development
Hello Charles- Country doesn’t educate a person. The values which we get are from the parents, our teachers, our society as a whole are those that stay with us throughout our lives. The curriculum of the school books introduced by the government of the country can be politically inclined. Even though I don’t know what is taught in the Chinese schools but I am sure that they don’t teach about the unjust actions of the Peoples Liberation Army, of the eccentricities of Mao, of the atrocities of the communists against the people who did not approve of their ideology. It may have brought a lot of good to a few people but the dark side of truth will always remain hidden from the coming generations.
In 1992, Louis Vuitton’s first store in China in Beijing Wangfu peninsula hotel grand opening. It was one of the few European classic brand in China then.
In 1977 the college entrance examination held on December 7, 8 and 9, 1977 for three days. Photo shows Beijing college entrance examination in 1977 the first day of the scene.
The college entrance examination is very difficult. To avoid the college entrance examination many students go aboard. There is a new college entrance examination reform policy adopted in 2014. In 2017 new college entrance examination policy will come in to force.
Early in 1996, the mobile phone is known as “big brother”. In the picture are seen the posters outside a department store in Chengdu for sales promotion
On December 28, 1978, people risking more than 30 degrees below zero cold, congestion in the early morning to Heihe city in front of the third department store. Eight o ‘clock, the door opened just a crack, suddenly out of order, snapping up people climb up the iron gate. At that time is still in the planned economy era, People are struggling to buy rice, noodles and various other items.
In 1994, the love struck couple in the park. At that time this open display of love was a very bold thing to do.
Taken in the year around 1980 in a park. Wearing sun glasses with the tag, the trade mark of them “imported” is intact. On the streets of Beijing in the late 70s and early ‘eighties it was fashionable to flaunt the brand though it would attract media and public criticism. Today, it seems it was just initial awakening to brand awareness.
A scene from a movie of the Eighties named Perhaps ?? .Grosvenor LTD handsome and Bai Fu- beautiful love story
Facing the firing squad
“Strike hard” in the 80s. Shooting a rapist.
A rather harsh punishment, I would say but such strict punishment has made China perhaps the most safe country for women. (comment by Navneet)
In Beijing in 1987. At that time glasses, basically is to rely on visual inspection (Perhaps she wants to say that the glasses were worn with some sense of hesitation)
I notice the torn vest of the child and the state of the street in 1987 in Beijing.
In 1988, Beijing university a dormitory
In 1986 A scene of Beijing’s Changan Avenue
In 2012, Beijing Changan avenue
The dining room of a university in Beijing in the Eighties
In the Eighties Peking University campus Life after school hours
In the 80s Shanghai rare black silk stockings were in fashion.
suchisree/ Sree kumar
Dear Navneeth,All said and done” Are the people happy in China” . Here after all problems even a beggar smiles with joy.Regards,Suchisee.
People are quite happy in China at least as much as they are here if not more. There are not many beggars to see the smiles and joys on their faces but there are no idlers and lollygags either. People work very hard, because there are no freebies. I will invite you for a trip, if my plan for setting up a tourism service worked ever.
Dear Navneeth and Charles,
No offence eant. Just out of curiosity of what had been heard and. read.
Naveeth, i am excited hearing ypur plans and wish and hope it will succeed
Thanks for putting the entire China story in the right perspective.Yes exponential growth always has its other side. You have presented this so well.
Navneet whatever be the China story, there can be no doubt that India has still a long way to go especially with regards to creating Infrastructure, rural development,rooting out corruption.sanitation and hygiene(cleanliness).
This Govt under Modi has made a beginning. Let us wish him and his team well.