According to "Needham, Volume 4, Part 2, 263-267", the wheelbarrow was an invention of the Hans chinese.
Wikipedia, History, China
The earliest wheelbarrows with archaeological evidence in the form of a one-wheel cart come from second century Han Dynasty Emperor Hui's tomb murals and brick tomb reliefs.1
Link for photograph by Dadarot
The brown, triangular banner with yellow ?flower? is being carried by men in a canoe, and they are wearing what look to be Hawaiian feather helmets and cloaks, while carrying wooden staffs, as seen in this Rembrandt Peale picture.
Thus, -- given that Japanese were part of the Yellow Peril -- it's some sort of Hawaiian war banner.
I see three flags:
Left center appears to have 3 vertically oriented stripes, with a dark stripe closest to the staff; based on @Justcal 's comment, this is probably France.
Center right which is more properly a pennant or ensign than a flag and dark with a yellow rosette. Quite possibly the Japanese Imperial Banner. (Hat tip to @ezekiel and @justcal )
There was nothing strange about either the Soviet or the Chinese leadership pushing through collectivization of agriculture though it was obvious that this would cause output decline, food availability deficit, and high mortality among large sections of the peasantry as well as some shortages in the Cities.
Nevertheless, if the proletarian revolution was to ...
To quote Felix Wemheuer - Famine Politics in Maoist China nad the Soviet Union:
One question that remains unanswered is why the Chinese Communists learned so little from the Soviet experience of famine. The three
famines after the October Revolution ought to have given rise to a
clear awareness that a radical transformation of society could lead to