Great Moments In TIME: 60 Years in Europe

Shanghai, China
Jan. 10, 1949
The cold, muddy waters of Shanghai's Soochow Creek teemed with thousands of Chinese junks and smaller sampans. Terrified refugees were preparing once more to flee before the surging tide of communism. Nevertheless, the great majority of Chinese were becoming more reconciled to the prospects of communist rule. The cagey Reds had switched to a "soft"
60 Years of TIME in Europe
line ... In Chengchow, ... two Shanghai cotton brokers reported "all was quiet." Their warehouse of cotton had been untouched by the communists. Said a Red officer:...

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