ERIC Number: ED125974
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the World Affairs Delegation to the People's Republic of China.
Whiting, Allen S.
This report is based on a visit of the World Affairs Delegation to the People's Republic of China (PRC) in October 1975. The delegation was composed of 18 executives from U.S. organizations whose purpose was to develop an American understanding of world affairs. Observations are reported which are pertinent as evidence of the value of such exchanges and for suggesting how China might relate to world affairs in the near future. Specifically examined are Chinese foreign views encountered during the visit and the relevance of the "Chinese model." The Chinese views of the world that were noted by the group were the world being in turmoil, the possibility for avoiding another world war being excellent, and an inevitable struggle existing among the superpowers for dominance. Expressed Chinese concerns included nuclear weapons, PRC security, territorial integrity and national unification, and Taiwan. Attitudes about Sino-American relations were negative. The "Chinese model" represents current Chinese society. It covers the liberation of women, utilization of children and elderly in work force, treatment of schistosomiasis, self-reliance of local communities, preventive medicine, and emphasis on Maoist ideology. In general, the group believed that China's model appeared successful and will continue through the near future. (ND)
Descriptors: Chinese Culture, Developing Nations, Exchange Programs, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy, Futures (of Society), International Relations, Political Science, Politics, Socialism, World Affairs, World Problems
National Committee on United States-China Relations, 777 U.N. Plaza, New York, New York 10017 (single copies, free)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Committee on United States-China Relations, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: China