China: All-Round Victory

China last week became the first Communist nation in history to have a non-Communist President. Long the reviled symbol for everything "bourgeois" in China, President Liu Shao-chi, 70, was expelled from the Communist Party and denounced as a "renegade, traitor and scab" as well as a tool of those familiar Red devils, "imperialism, modern revisionism and the Kuomintang reactionaries." Despite this attack, however, Liu still hangs on as President, a post from which he can legally be removed only by the National People's Congress.

The litany of Liu's sins was reeled off...