Foreign News: Window-Dressing

The "New Democracy" dictated for China by Communist Boss Mao Tse-tung got under way in Peiping. To the Red capital from Hong Kong and elsewhere came a motley group of anti-Kuomintang fellow travelers. The Communist masters dubbed them "democratic personages," decked them in cool blue summer uniforms, then directed them to a preparatory conference for a "people's congress" and "coalition government." Best guess as to the Red timetable: by late August the "New Democracy" would be ready for formal launching and a bid for the world's diplomatic recognition.


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