Chinese Soldiers with Umbrellas in Keelung, Taiwan. Dated Nov. 14, 1945.
To illustrate the TIME International story “Friendly Rivals,” by Hannah Beech, we published this stunning photograph of President Richard Nixon and Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai toasting each other during on the first day of President Nixon’s historic visit to China in 1972.
UPDATE: We just heard from Denis Paquin at the Associated Press, who said the photographer who captured this historic moment between Nixon and Zhou is Bob Daugherty. Paquin also pointed out photographer Dirck Halstead, standing on the right.
What does it mean that China’s has become a global force? A superb infographic from the Heritage Foundation offers a rarely seen snapshot of how China, through investments and business dealings, is buying up all the political capital it can get its hands on. As you can see, this includes buying and holding A LOT of our debt. See more…
In Nanjie Village, locals still wake to loudspeakers blaring “The East Is Red,” the classic anthem of People’s Republic of China during the Cultural Revolution in the 1960s. Nanjie, with more than 3,100 residents, is touted as one of the last models of communist China, where the principles of the late Chairman Mao still strictly guide the people’s daily lives. In the 1980s, when the rest of China was introducing market reforms, Nanjie went the other direction, collectivizing its farms and industries. Aside from free housing, healthcare, food rations and education, locals working in the village’s factories receive an average salary of 2,500 yuan (about $400 USD). Reuters photographer Jason Lee recently traveled to Nanjie, coming back with the photographs below.
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Source: The Atlantic