CHINA: Reformation in Kalgan

Kalgan, the show place of what Chinese Communists call their "new democracy," girded for battle. As Government armies converged on the arsenal city, its Communist occupants announced: 1) a purge of "criminal secret agents of Chiang Kaishek" who had plotted a "big military insurrection"; 2) "a fervent and indignant wave" of defense construction; 3) "emancipation of prostitutes."

Announcement No. 3 was the most detailed. Reported the Communist New China Daily News: when the Japs left Kalgan they also left 562 "sellers of smiles and flesh," doing business in dozens of brothels. "Brothel...

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