外文标题：Thirty Years of Change In China………..Part 1
I have collected some pictures to tell you about thirty years of change in China. In the spring of 1980, the palace dance, some of the youth in the old Summer Palace doing a disco.
In 1981, Beijing xidan shopping center. The people here have gathered to buy 9 inches black and white television.
In 1982, squatting under the ‘agriculture and forestry’ road in Guangzhou are people who have come from the villages in search of the jobs, after China took up economic reforms. Guangzhou was one of the first of the Chinese cities that opened it’s doors to the people from outside of the city. For the benefit of my Indian friends let me add here that back then people in China required permit for moving from one place to another, they still do but I suppose there is not as much of restriction on the movement of people as it was then. Guangzhou is adjacent to Hong Kong and Macau and opening up of Guangzhou for unskilled labour to come and work in the industry in the city was the “the first step of reform and opening-up”.
Many outside cadres like “emulating da-zhai” to “study Tours” in Guangzhou. (I don’t understand this line) Guests in the spring of 1982, the fair, waiting for the bag for the locals. (Perhaps she means to say that the industrialists are there with their bags full of money, looking for the people for their factories)In the backdrop you can see the hoardings of Canon, the China Daily and Beijing municipal construction engineering machine factory.
China Art Museum in the spring of 1985. The French fashion designer, Saint Laurent’s collection, opened it’s first store.
An old man curiously looks at the model with a surprised expression.