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Friday, September 15, 1972

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Three

Friday, September 151 1972 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Three

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China: a radical's observations

Heavy fighting
continues for

By SUE STEPHENSON
"It especially impressed me that
everybody in China belongs to
a meaningful community, relat-
ing to each other in groups and
not living a fragmented life,"
commented economics professor
Tom Keisskopf.
Weisskoph, a member of the
First Friendship Delegation of
American Radical Political Econ-.
omists (FFDARPE), was part of
an 18-member delegation of
teachers, students, writers and
organizers from across the na-
tion, who traveled in China for'
two and a half weeks beginning
August 8.
They visited industrial and ag-
ricultural coastal areas in and
near Canton, Peking, Shanghai,
Tangshan and Tsunhna County in
Hopei Province.
The delegation also visited
communes, factories making pro-
ducer and consumer goods, coal
mines, produce markets, depart-
ment stores, centers of local in-
dustry, the Shanghai docks, Pe-
king University, a medical school,
hospitals, nurseyr schools, work-
er and peasant housing.
Having spent four years in In-
dia, Weisskopf said he was es-
pecially struck by the incredible
contrast between China and In-
dia.
"Everyone enjoys material se-
curity," Weisskopf said, "they
get enough to eat, have access to
medical facilities, educational fa-
cilities, and housing facilities at
virtually no cost."
Even though Weisskopf's im-
pressions of China were mostly
favorable, he did comment that
''one of China's negative aspects
was its uniformity of thought.
Clearly," he continued, "a tight
ideological control is present and
reflected in the media."
"Thus," he added, "it's hard
to evaluate how many people are
content and how many are not
because you don't hear any fund-
amental dissent or criticism of
tie system."
A second negative aspect con-
cerns its "lack of room for in-
dividual creativity. However,"
Weisskopf continued, "it doesn't
appear to bother most Chinese
who seem to feel that benefits
from the collective activities,
make it less necessary to engage
in individualistic pursuits. But
it does result in a relatively im-
poverished cultural and intel-
lectual life, with a limited
amount of books, magazines, mo-
vies and drama."
"Everywhere," Weisskoph com-

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mented, "the streets were very
clean and the bus service was
very efficient, giving the impres-
sion of a well organized, well
run nation."
"Also," Weisskopf continued,
"I was struck by the extent to
which the society engaged in col-
lective activity as opposed to in-
dividual activity. Everyone par-
ticipates freely in some kind of
small and meaningful group
from which each draws support."
A self-proclaimed radical eco-
nomist. Weisskopf said he was
especially interested in the Chin-
ese claim that "the masses par-
ticipate in and make decisions
concerning their affairs," f o r
radicals desire "to give the ord-
inary person control over what
affects his or her life."
B-t he noted that it was very
hard to tell to what extent the
power to make decisions resides
with the masses, and to w h a t
extent with the revolutionary
committees (who are responsible
for administering neighborhoods,
communes, etc. and are generally
led by party members).
"The life style of an average
Chinese," Weisskopf said, "con-
sists of a 48 hour/6 day work
week, seven holidays per year
and no long vacations." However,
workers are allowed special
leave for marriage, deaths in
the family, etc.

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"Even though the Chinese work
long hard deliberate hours,"
Weisskopf said, "they don't
show signs of oppression or ali-
enation and they seem to be-
lieve in what they're doing."
"Women in China," Weisskopf
commented, "have not yet ach-
ieved complete equality with
men, but they have gone a long
way, and today most women
are working at the same jobs as
men with equal pay and have
similar job opportunities."
Weisskoph admitted disappoint-
ment in the structure of the child
care centers, which are avail-
able to all. "Only women care
for the children," Weiskopf said,
"and the Chinese don't seem to
feel the need for men to do this
kind of job. Also, the centers are
not very innovative and are short
of facilities.
Weisskopf said that he was im-
pressed with "China's intergrat-
ed community and the fact that
a person's work place provides
that person with food, recrea-
tional facilities, child care fa-
cilities, and medical facilities,"
,and he added that "the elderly
are better off because they not
only have material security (re-
ceiving pensions amounting to
70 per cent of their wages at re-
tirement), but they also remain a
part 'of the community and play a
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role in that commur
"The average facto
Weisskonf explains,"
35 to 110 yuan per m
eanivalent in Ameri
$15.00 to $45.00. Ho
Chinese's cost of livi
different from the A
"In China, rent, w
one pays to the state,
2-3 yuan; educationa
child care facilities,
care facilities are vir
food costs for an av
ily bf a factory wor
30 yuan.
And," Weisskopf
"since most families
wage earners, the av
er saves a substantia
his income for luxur
bicycles, sewing ma
radios.
"Everyone we me
tremely friendly and
increased contact wit]
ican people which,",
continued, "contrasts
with an unequivocal
wards Russia."
"The Chinese appar
Weisskopf explained
sia is their principle
they are concerned<
about the RussianI
their borders."
"We saw groups fr
parts of the world, b
ly no Russians," he

Quang Tr fort
SAIGON (P) - Bunker-to-bunker demilitarized zone, the U.S. Com-
combat ground on for a third day mand reported. A communique said
inside Quang Tri Citadel yester- the pilot bailed out and was res-
day. Government marines were re- cued.
ported making scant progress in The command said U.S. fighters
their battle to seize the walled; and fighter-bombers flew 310
fortress from its North Vietnamese strikes against the North on Wed-
captors. nesday, blasting the big Kep rail-
Associated Press correspondent yard 40 miles northeast of Hanoi
Holger Jensen reported that a and the Hau Lan storage and bar-
company of marines, perhaps 200 racks complex 40 miles north of
men, was fighting savagely to ex- the capital.
pand a two-acre toehold in the- ----
southeastern corner of the 50-acre, TTL
'1tcetrCiaeattehatIof the rubble that was Quang Ti .-Soviet
19th century Citadel at the heart . . V e
City.
Other marines crouched on the trade accord
battered stone wall of the fortress t a e a c r
and fired down on the dug-in North
Vietnamese with riflesand anti-
tank weapons. urawsne
Officers told Jensen nearly 700
North Vietnamese troops had been;
killed in and around the Citadel in WASHINGTON ( Word
five days of fighting. South Viet- came from Washington and Mos-
fiv dae s os fighting.Sout i et- be cow yesterday that trade accords
namese losses, were said to be' between the two countries - end
uit, averaging about 25 killed and 125 deals that could total billions d
ry worker," wounded a day. dears thaycdeasige insthe
"earns from The Viet Cong radio didn't men- dollars - ma be signed i the
nonth. It s tion the battle for the Citadel in
ca is from its broadcast last night but claimed . The White Hosue and the Krem-
wever, the 350 government troops were killed input out a joint statement giv-
ing is quite in the Quang Tri area 'Wednesday. ing an optimistic report on talks
ingisqu, The renort also claimed four tanks held in the Soviet capital this
americans. were destroyed and three American week between Soviet officials and
'hich every- jets shot down. Henry Kissinger, President Nix-
costs about Quang Tri Province fell to the on's assi satnoftrU
l facilities, North Vietnamese May 1 and the on's assistant for national secur-
and medical government launched a concerted ity affairs.
tually free; 120,000-man drive on June 28 to "Significant progress was made
erage fam- get it back. A month later South on several issues of principle in
ker are 25- Vietnamese paratroopers were pull- commercial relations between the
ed out after taking heavy losses in two countries," the document
continues, an abortive attempt to storm the said. It went on to talk about pos-
have two Citadel, and marines took over the sible signing of a comprehensive
erage work- job. trade agreement "in the near fu-
1 amount of After six weeks of slow and pain- ture."
ies such as ful search operations under con- In Moscow, President Armand
ichines and tinuous enemy artillery bombard- Hammer of Occidential Petroleum
ment, the marines closed on the, Corp. said Premier Alexei Kosy-
t was ex- itadel from three sides.gin had given his blessing to a
Shortly before the company
dtalked of 1 hrl eoe h opn series of commercial deals
h taed o broke into the Citadel through a
hm the Amer-? bomb-blasted breach in the wall, Hete ammer said his negotiations
Weisskopf government rangers moved up to centeron threehprojects:
d strongly- suport the marines. -U.S. purchase of Soviet natur-
hostility to- There are still no government al gas with no dollar figure given
troops on the western side, where except his estimate that "it's very
'ently feel," the North Vietnamese maintained big;"
"that Rus- their main supply route to the fort- -A proposal to supply the So-
enemy and ress. A river that flows past just viets with $150 million of super-
and critical west of the Citadel is swollen by phosphoric chemical fertilizer in
build-up on heavy rains, and officers believe each of the next 20 years, with the
it has cut the enemy supply line. Soviets supplying the United
om m a n y In the air war, a U.S. Navy A7 States an equal value ofj ammo-
ut absolute- was shot down by anti-aircraft fire nia and urea. Hammer suggested
added. Wednesday 80 miles north of the $6 billion as the upper limit on
such a deal; and
- - -Development by Occidental of
Wea have the BEST Ia permanent U. S. trade center
'PAIR aedheSESTICE !in Moscow that could serve as
PAIRS and SERVICE a headquarters for 400 American
around-TRY US firms.
The joint statement said that in
ITS CAR SERVICE addition to a comprehensive trade
agreement, the United States
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4705 Washtenaw ing on a maritime agreement that
(next to Ypsi-Ann drive in would permit Soviet merchant
ships to traffic in American ports.
434-01 10 Not mentioned in the statement
T-W-F-8-6; M and Th 8-9 was the subject of Vietnam, but
White House press secretary Ron-
- ald Ziegler told newsmen, "we're
not hesitant in mentioning to you
that it was discussed . . . and not
Fust in passing."
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