Wednesday, June 20, 2007

The Shanghai Project

Okay, so it wasn't in Shanghai. But the American nuclear factories weren't in Manhattan either. Anyway, here's what the working conditions for the Chinese teams that produced the country's first H-bomb were like:

At that time, there were hundreds of thousands of people in the site, living in caves and eating barley and millet flour with a little oil. The only dish they could eat was Chinese cabbage soup. If they felt hungry, they could gather wild vegetables. Wang Jingheng said although life was hard, people's spirit were very good, hopeful, and positive.

That was forty years ago. You've come a long way, Baby.

Posted by Judah in:  China   

Comments (0)

e-mail  |  del.icio.us  |  digg