DANGER ZONES: No Freedom of Silence

China's scholarly Dr. Hu Shih, former president of Peking National University and Ambassador to Washington from 1938 to 1942, is now in the U.S., a refugee from his country's Red rulers. His son, Hu Szu-tu, 28, is still behind the Bamboo Curtain, has already undergone the so-called "new learning" in political science at the North China Revolutionary University in Peking.

Last week, Hong Kong's Communist-lining Ta Rung Pao published an essay under son Hu's signature. It reported that he had faithfully read Communist tracts, passed two "scrutiny" examinations. At first his filial loyalty had been outraged by Communist slurs—"To represent...

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