Yuan Longping one of the most important personalities in the world 

Yuan Longping came up with an idea for hybridizing rice in the 1960s when a series of natural disasters and harmful political policies (such as the Great Leap Forward) had plunged China into an unprecedented famine that caused the deaths of millions of Chinese citizens.

The above paragraph is huge, if I will try to analyze in within this article it will take months of reading and even then, no one can criticize the culture, the people, the system, and definitely the brain of the Great Mao Zedong.

The Great Leap Forward (大躍進) - 1958-1962 

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The Great Leap Forward (大跃进) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) was an economic and social campaign by the Communist Party of China (CPC) from 1958 to 1962.

The campaign was led by Mao Zedong and aimed to rapidly transform the country from an agrarian economy into a socialist society through rapid industrialization and collectivization.

However, it is widely considered to have caused the Great Chinese Famine.
Major changes in the lives of rural Chinese included the incremental introduction of mandatory agricultural collectivization.

Private farming was prohibited, and those engaged in it were persecuted and labeled counter-revolutionaries.
Restrictions on rural people were enforced through public struggle sessions and social pressure, although people also experienced forced labor.

Rural industrialization, officially a priority of the campaign, saw "its development... aborted by the mistakes of the Great Leap Forward.

" The Great Leap ended in catastrophe, resulting in tens of millions of deaths, an estimated 46 million.

The years of the Great Leap Forward actually saw economic regression, with 1958 through 1962 being the only period between 1953 and 1985 in which China's economy shrank.

In subsequent conferences in March 1960 and May 1962, the negative effects of the Great Leap Forward were studied by the CPC, and Mao was criticized in the party conferences.

Moderate Party members like Liu Shaoqi and Deng Xiaoping rose to power, and Mao was marginalized within the party, leading him to initiate the Cultural Revolution in 1966.

Pro-communist sources dispute the number of deaths in the Great Chinese Famine and deny that it was caused by the Great Leap Forward, saying the campaign was successful in its aim to accelerate state industrialization...

By 1958 private ownership was entirely abolished and households all over China were forced into state-operated communes.

Mao insisted that the communes must produce more grain for the cities and earn foreign exchange from exports.

These reforms (sometimes now referred to as The Great Leap Forward) were generally unpopular with the peasants and usually implemented by summoning them to meetings and making them stay there for days and sometimes weeks until they "voluntarily" agreed to join the collective.

Apart from progressive taxation on each household's harvest, the state introduced a system of compulsory state purchases of grain at fixed prices to build up stockpiles for famine-relief and meet the terms of its trade agreements with the Soviet Union.

Together, taxation and compulsory purchases accounted for 30% of the harvest by 1957, leaving a very little surplus. Rationing was also introduced in the cities to curb 'wasteful consumption' and encourage savings.

The question is what this angry woman says to this person? 
Apparently is one of 1 million landlords that was eliminated for the reasons that explain the video.


In 1959 China experienced the Great Chinese Famine.

In the video above you notice that Mao went to Russia to ask for help, Russians didn't wait for him with red carpet, but instead he was waiting out of the Kremlin freezing his boolls for 2 days in the cool weather to see Stalin. In the end, he signs a mortgage by putting even his underwear as collateral.
Also at 7:48, you notice that Mao was a smoker that's why the didn't have a stupid law prohibited smoking at the restaurant's patios.

Hundred of restaurants are for sale due to the lack of business in the USA and CANADA

Mao didn't co to Rusia for his own benefits but to find a way to feed more than half a billion of hi's people.

I am very happy that I found a video with the funeral of Comrade Mao Zedong and finely realize how important this man was not only to the Chinese people but to the whole world.

Mao Zedong was a gift of God to send him to earth.

Mao Zedong, Chinese Communist Party Chairman, introduced drastic changes in farming policy which prohibited farm ownership. Failure to abide by the policies led to punishment.

The social pressure imposed on the citizens in terms of farming and business, which the government-controlled, led to state instability.

Owing to the laws passed during the period and the Great Leap Forward during 1958–1962, and according to an analysis by journalist Yang Jisheng, about 36 million people died of starvation in this period.

The Great Leap Forward

Lester Brunt Biggest famine in the history of the world hardly gets mentioned in most history classes.

When Mao Zedong announced China’s second five-year plan, the Great Leap Forward, in 1958, it promised a Communist utopia based on collectivization of agricultural property and production and industrialization where everyday citizens produced steel.

But, as this video reveals, it spawned a catastrophic, widespread famine.
The Party had to change tack, and Mao’s influence waned, but for how long…?

Let us go back a few years to understand the story

稻花香里说丰年 My tears burst out ...these were our great-grandparents who lived hard lives.

Remembering many of them will die when Japanese troops attacked Shanghai in 1937, I can't hold my tears anymore...
From ashes to prosper, we sacrifice the whole three generation's personal happiness.
We worked night after day, swear to make a strong and prosperous country standing in the east of the world.
Falling behind means being bullied, "bully" is a simple word, but it means 20 millions of lives' disappearing ... Sorry, I can't get out from the full of blood and tears' past!
I will work hard for myself, my home, my country.

Jobs_2000 We Chinese thank you for uploading this to show our lives improved so much in the past 80 years, even now it continues being better.
Daniel Hammond Magnificent footage. Absolutely magnificent. Thank you for posting this priceless document.
Diane Yang Thank you so much for sharing this amazing video!
Arianne Hempstock Amazing, priceless footage! I read so much about this period in Chinese history and there is so little visual to go with it! I can't thank you enough!!


Yuan Longping was born in Beijing at the most difficult times of China and hunger was registered in his mind.

One must understand that in big cities was no food available, but in small villages, at least someone can get a carrot or potato to bite.  

After his graduation from the agriculture school, he came up with an idea for applying the inheritance rules onto sweet potatoes and wheat since their fast rate of growth made them practical solutions for the famine.

However, he realized that in Southern China sweet potato was never a part of the daily diet and wheat didn't grow well in that area. Therefore, he turned his mind to rice.
I have to make a parenthesis here to let you know that half of the population of the world is getting fed on rice. 

In  1959 Yuan Longping as an agricultural scientist could do little to greatly help people around him in Hunan province.

"There was nothing in the field because hungry people took away all the edible things they can find. They eat grass, seeds, Fern roots, or even white clay.

At the very extreme, people started to eat other people. 

In 1964, he happened to find a natural rice plant for use in his hybridization experiments that had obvious advantages over other species.
Greatly encouraged, he began to study the elements of this particular breed.

The biggest problem by then was having no known method to reproduce hybrid rice in mass quantities, and that was the problem that Yuan set out to solve.

In the same year, Yuan  Longping created his theory of using a hypothetical naturally-mutated male-sterile strain of rice that he predicted most probably existed for the creation of a new reproductive hybrid rice species, and in two years' time he managed to successfully find a few individuals of such a mutated male-sterile rice that he could use for his research.

Subsequent experiments proved his original theory feasible, making that theory his most important contribution to hybrid rice.

Yuan went on to solve more problems than followed from the first.

The first experimental hybrid rice species that were cultivated didn't show any significant advantage over commonly grown species, so Yuan suggested crossbreeding rice with a more distant relative: the wild rice.

In 1970, he found a particularly important species of wild rice that he ended up using for the creation of a high-yield hybrid rice species.

In 1973, in cooperation with others, he was finally able to establish a complete process for creating and reproducing this high-yield hybrid rice species.
The next year they successfully cultivated a hybrid rice species which had great advantages over conventionally grown rice. It yielded 20 percent more per unit than that of common rice breeds, putting China in the lead worldwide in rice production.

For this achievement, Yuan Longping was dubbed the "Father of Hybrid Rice"
according to Wikipedia.

In 1979, the Yuan Longping technique for hybrid rice was introduced into the United States, making it the first case of intellectual property rights transfer in the history of the People's Republic of China.

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization 1991 statistics show that 20 percent of the world's rice output came from 10 percent of the world's rice fields that grow hybrid rice.

Yuan Longping won the State Preeminent Science and Technology Award  The Highest Science and Technology Award of China in 2000,

the Wolf Prize in Agriculture The Prize is considered the equivalent of a "Nobel Prize in Agriculture", and the

World Food Prize in 2004. The World Food Prize is an international award recognizing the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity, or availability of food in the world

At present, more than 50 percent of China's total rice paddies grow thanks to Yuan Longping's hybrid rice species and these hybrid rice paddies yield 60 percent of the total rice production in China.
Due to Yuan's Longping hard work, China's total rice output rose from 56.9 million tons in 1950 to 194.7 million tons in 2017; about 300 billion kilograms of rice has been produced over the last twenty years, compared to the estimated amount that would have been produced without the hybrid rice species.

The annual yield increase is enough to feed 60 million additional people.


Ellen Johnson Sirleaf THE HOPE OF LIBERIA


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This scientist started researching hybrid rice in the 1960s.

Since then, he's spared no efforts to help Africa better guarantee its food supply. 


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sstchan924 China has lifted 600 million poor to middle-class status, Prof.
Yuan Longplng will save millions of African out of starvation in time.
He should be nominated for the Nobel peace prize.

Land of pîss and pôôp This is so amazing. Chinese are very lucky to have such a great leader and scientist. Yuan Longping (Chinese: 袁隆平; pinyin: Yuán Lóngpíng;


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Albert m This is what leadership is about not running around selling endless wars.

Gregory Gregory good luck to all the Chinese people greetings from Greece (Ελλας)

George Wong these people very poor, at least they have a home to live, not like the west USA many homeless live on the street.

Urdbest Xi is a great leader. China is so lucky to have him.



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w surfer Chinese farmers are inventive. That's why they can feed so many people with so little land. My respect goes to them.

Ray Lee Very informative and educational.
OFF!CIAL ViBz Bye Bye USA. Hello China.


87-year-old Yuan Longping gives a fluent English speech to the world

Jessica Smith is the greatest person in the world forever! He fed hundreds of millions of people around the world.

MarbleDwarf 5987 Why not all the Chinese scientists are like yuan Longping!? Yuan Longping is the only agricultural scientists in China who dedicates his whole life into his career and recognized by the world

John Liu his English indeed excellent and articulate wow great speech




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I give him the title (THE GREAT YUAN LONGPING

And one of the most important personalities in the world.

I think he deserves it.

Spyros Peter Goudas