CHINA: Hua's 1977 Resolution: More Purges

Hua's 1977 Resolution: More Purges

"Great disorder across the land leads to great order." So declared China's new Chairman, Hua Kuo-feng, in a major policy speech published in Peking last week. The optimistic aphorism had been a favorite of Mao Tse-tung's, but it would be up to Mao's hard-pressed successor to make it come true. As Hua delivered his address in the Great Hall of the People before 8,000 delegates attending an agricultural conference in the Chinese capital, reports were already filtering out of China...

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