1/25/2020

1977 - Year 0 in China

阿丕书记:第1集 https://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMzg2OTU4Njcy.html?spm=a2h0j.11185381.mdlikeshow.1~3!4~5~5~A

The above is a short serial on the transformation of a poor agrarian country to what it is today, a new metropolitan state that is on its way to surpass to the USA as the richest and most modern economy and country in the world. The serial started in 1977, a year after the end of the destructive Cultural Revolution led by the Gang of Four. The Cultural Revolution was effective in turning China into Year Zero, when all industrial activities were halted and destroyed, when all the elites and well educated professionals, mostly western graduates were branded as revisionist, either locked up in reeducation camps or sent to the countryside to work as farmers, and many did not survive the campaign.

In 1977, the horrendous impact of the Cultural Revolution was felt everywhere, when poor was glorified, when being rich was scorned and treated as enemies of the people. The luxury of the time was to be able to eat an egg, no meat, no fish. An egg was often shared by four persons. Food on the table was mainly vegetables. Individual enterprises were frowned upon, banned and a crime, small business, hawkers etc were non existence as they were not permitted. If was life in communes.

1977 was the lowest point of the Chinese Civilisation after it was reunited under the CCP. 1977, a year after the death of Mao and the execution of the Gang of Four in their primitive destructive policies, was the year when Deng Xiaoping was reinstated as the deputy head of the CCP and many other key organisations, but effectively the de facto head of China. 1977 was the beginning of the opening up and transformation of modern China, leading to the Four Modernisations and the new China today.

The serial gave an in depth and truthful depiction of the hard life of the Chinese people and how the reformed intellectuals and educated elites released from reeducation camp gingerly tiptoed around to transform the Chinese economy and the thinking of the Chinese people. Once the oppressed and restrained energy of the industrial Chinese people was released and set free, everything was on a roll, but with a lot of resistance from the old and conservative schools of communal living and poor is good cadres.

This is a history lesson for those interested to know how it all started and where it all started as many have forgotten how hard and tough life was in China in the 60s and 70s. A whole new generation of Chinese people have grown up without knowing what is poverty or hunger and bad leaders and bad govt policies. Coincidentally Wuhan, Hubei is now the centre of attraction because of the virus epidemic.

The 19 chapters retold the story of a newly released Secretary General called 阿丕, full name 陈丕显, being posted to be the number one man in Hubei and how he rebuilt this province from scratch, from Year Zero.


Happy and Prosperous Chinese New Year to everyone.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

RB, Gong Hei Blog Choy! Bloggi Huat Ah!

Dr Talk Alot said...
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Dr Talk Alot said...

An Excellent Fruitful, Happy and Prosperous Chinese New Year to RB and everyone who celebrates.

jjgg said...

@RB@ALL
GONG XI FA CAI
HUAT AH!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

China had to wait until Mao ZeDong died in 1976.

Then, and only then, the rebirth of China can start in 1977.

What about Lee Hsien Loong and Singapore?

When will the rebirth of Singaporeans start?

Anonymous said...

RB happy new year man!

Knn said...
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Anonymous said...

RB knn wishing you a prosperous and happy new year!

Anonymous said...


The Year Of The Rodent, that is one of the most efficient animal to spread diseases, like cockroaches, mosquitoes and flies, has ushered in a Great Panic in China. Out the 32 provinces, only 2 are not infected YET.

A state of emergency (for China only) has been declared by the UN - an obvious half-hearted measure by the lazy, reactive (instead of pro-active) UN good-for-nothing leader, in order to enable the virus to spread throughout the other countries, until the situation has become untenable.

So far, 14 cities have been quarantined. Beijing has also been shut out from visitors from other parts of China, and Shanghai is going to do the same only from tomorrow.

In Wuhan, the epicentre of the spread of the new Pneumonia Corona-virus, hospitals have already run out of beds. A 1000-bed make-shift hospital is being built in just 5 days round-the-clock (a fantastic feat, the first of its kind, no other countries have ever even attempted to to so).

In the mean time, Singapore streets seem to be very quiet as usual during Chinese New Year first day? Or, is it also because of the increasing number of confirmed infected and possible cases?

The pneumonia seems to affect more severely upon the the very young (0-6 year-old) and the aged (50 year-old and above).

What a way to begin a Chinese New Year?

Anonymous said...

///A 1000-bed make-shift hospital is being built in just 5 days round-the-clock (a fantastic feat, the first of its kind, no other countries have ever even attempted to to so).///

Big deal, Singapore can do it in half the time if want to.

CGH already got experience setting up 100-bed air-con tent hospital in a couple of days.

It's basically setting up tentages with airtight negative-pressure tents for isolation tents, and ultra-sterile tents or partitions for minor operations / procedures. Uninterruptible power supply, HVAC ventilation, airborne sterilisation are all normal setups able to be done by many companies already.

In emergency situations, usually setup near general hospitals or in stadiums.

Basically this wuhan virus will blow away by May 2020.

Between now & May, stock markets may crash or at least go down -15% to -20%. Meh result for me .... But anyway I'm hoping to scoop up cheap solid / trophy stocks if it happens.

Anonymous said...

Wuhan Pneumonia Update.

Death toll from the Wuhan Pneumonia in China has surpassed 41 on the latest count. One of whom is a doctor who has been treating the patients in Hubei. Three of the latest deaths are reported in other provinces, away from Hubei Province.

Confirmed cases in China have exceeded 1,200, out of which about a quarter are serious cases.

France has now increased from 2 to 4 cases.

UK has 2000 people who have travelled from Hubei to UK. The British authorities are frantically trying to locate these 2,000 travellers.

USA, Taiwan, Hongkong, Japan, South Korea and Vietnam have reluctantly reported the increase to at least 2 confirmed cases each.

Don't know how many thousand Chinese tourists have visited Singapore during the last one month?

Anonymous said...

Let's hope we have more China tourists visiting the Singapore parliament house.

Anonymous said...

China tourists to Singapore should go on a guided tour to visit our famous and fantastic places of interest, such as:

1. Istana - to shake hands with the Indian-cum-Malay President.
2. Universal Studio.
3. Underwater World.
4. Marina Bay Sands.
5. Gardens By The Bay.
6. Botanical Gardens.
7. Jurong Bird Park.
8. Mandai Zoo & Night Safari.
9. National Museum.
10. China Town.
11. Changi Airport Jewel.
12. Parliament House when it is in session.
13. Little India, especially on Saturday & Sunday nights.
14. Orchard Road Crowded Shopping Areas.
15. Woodlands Check Point and Causeway Point.
16. PSA Cruise Centre.
17. Changi Beach, Pasir Ris Beach and West Coast Beach on Sundays.
18. All the McDonald's and KFC's major outlets.
19. All the 5-Star hotels.
20. PAP Headquarters and Branches.
21. ICA Building during peak hours.
22. SMRT Headquarters and MRT stations.
23. Many others.

Anonymous said...

Wuhan Virus Infection In Singapore - Update:

Singapore now has 6 confirmed cases, two of whom are among the unlucky four hotel staff in Shangrila Sentosa who served and clean the rooms of the group of ten tourists from Wuhan, China (two of them, father and son are confirmed cases now in SGH and the other 8 are now detained in Johore's Quarantine Centre under observation but said to be tested negative).


The number of suspected cases has increased to more than 80 and counting.....

Anonymous said...

@ 4:57 pm:

///Big deal, Singapore can do it in half the time if want to.

CGH already got experience setting up 100-bed air-con tent hospital in a couple of days.

It's basically setting up tentages with airtight negative-pressure tents for isolation tents, and ultra-sterile tents or partitions for minor operations / procedures. Uninterruptible power supply, HVAC ventilation, airborne sterilisation are all normal setups able to be done by many companies already.///


WSG,

Wise people always remind others:

"Smart enough but don't be too smart."

You are not only trying to be too smart all the time but also in the habit of looking-down on others' capabilities, ie. See people no up.

The China's 1000-bed new adhoc hospital is being constructed with pre-fabricated concrete blocks like HDB flats. They are not tentages, which can be easily done in one or two days, given the millions of engineers and huge military manpower China has.

Next time, check the facts before anyhow trying to look down on others. You only make a fool of yourself! LOL.

Anonymous said...

Definitely these Lego buildings r not tested, once a landslide, earthquakes or any natural disasters it juz collapse, who dare to stay there permanently, those wanna get treated there wud think thrice lah!

Anonymous said...

Anon 8:12am

You deserve to be sodomised on CNY not for you stupidity but for being so stubbornly stupid.