Tagged: Communist Party of China

China after Mao

October 12, 1976 – After Mao: China And The Fog Of Uncertainty

On this October 12th in 1976 there was a aura of uncertainty in the direction of China. Longtime leader Mao Tse-Tung had died in September and rumors of a coup were spreading, along with other rumors the instigators, which included Mao’s widow Jian Quing had been rounded up and arrested....

Tiananmen Square 1989

May 19, 1989 – Tension And Confrontation

May 19, 1989 – The World Tonight – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 19, 1989 – a day of increased tensions and confrontation. Students gathered in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square to protest the hardline regime and push for dramatic political reforms in China. As the protests continued, the movement gained...

February 4, 1979 – Extraordinary Circumstances

February 4, 1979 – Extraordinary Circumstances

February 4, 1979 – Weekend Report – The World This Week -CBS Hourly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 4, 1979 – a busy day in an even busier week in 1979. Beginning with reports on the first visit to the U.S. of a Chinese leader in over...

Mass Outrages – Week Ending September 4, 1966

Mass Outrages – Week Ending September 4, 1966

– ABC Radio – Voices In The Headlines – Week Ending September 4, 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Lest we all forget – Red China was going through what was later to become The Cultural Revolution. And beginning this week, the one ending on September 4th in 1966,...

The Trouble With Rome – The Trouble With Earth – December 12, 1947

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – World News Roundup + News Of The World – December 12, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Seemingly no end to discontent, upheaval and strife on this particular December 12th. 1947 was a year of change throughout...