上海.[Shanghai]. 解放日报社.[Jie fang ri bao she]. 1956. Stock ID #163839
Two issues of Chinese language daily newspaper covering reports of the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games, published by Jiefang Daily Press on November 22nd, 1956 (issue no. 2710) and 23rd (issue no. 2711) in Shanghai. Black and white illustrations, each issue a single sheet printed on double sided, folded, complete. Small pin-holes along central folds with stain marks, occasional tear on folds, overall in very good condition. Text in Chinese language. Sheet measures 57 x 77.6cm. The Melbourne Olympic coverage is on Page 3 in both issues. Issue no. 2710 gives general information about soon to be opened ceremony in Melbourne, with more than 60 countries and regions athletes' participating. It also forecasts the possible win of the Soviet Unions' basketball team. Issue no. 2711 explains that China had to withdraw from the Games because the Republic of China/Taiwan had been allowed to compete. Nations include Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Netherlands, Spain, and Switzerland also pulled out of the Olympics. It states that Egypt, Iraq and Lebanon's boycott is due to the Suez Crisis. However, the article avoids mentioning that it was the Soviet Union's involvement in Hungarian Revolution which led to the boycott of the Games by three nations. The Australian Middle-distance runner John Landy took the Olympic Oath to mark the official opening of 1956 Summer Olympics.
Jiefang Daily was first published in May 28th 1949, covering international, domestic and Shanghai local news. These two issues feature Premier Zhou Enlai's state visit to Vietnam. It is the Party newspaper for the Shanghai Committee of the Communist Party of China. These two issues feature Premier Zhou Enlai's state visit to its communist neighbour Vietnam and the hot news of Israel's invasion in Egypt. It also reports on the thank you note from the Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser to Premier Zhou for the financial support of Swiss Franc Fr.20,000,000. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 163839).
Price: $250.00 AU