“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”
— Mark Twain

Shanghai Food Shortages 1955

Posted: February 13th, 2021 | No Comments »

The early years of the PRC were often hard – 605 million people, as major cross-Strait crisis that nearly led to war, major difficulties in getting accurate news and data out of the country and, it seems, food shortages. The newspapers reported this eye-witness account of 1955 Shanghai by one of the last Russian emigres (White Russians) to leave the city.

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