Foreign News: The Kansas City Touch

All over China people suddenly seemed to realize that the elections were just around the corner. Interior Minister Chang Li-sheng calculated that 150,000,000 Chinese were eligible to vote. Nobody had any hard figures on the number of candidates, but in the polls of Nov. 21 and Dec. 21, some 4,000 delegates would have to be elected to China's National Assembly and its Legislative Yuan. Constitutional government was being inaugurated on schedule. Last week, China, just like Western models, had ward heelers, slush funds, wire pullers, whispering campaigns, vested interests and a sprinkling of...

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