On the Economic Front

Like Communists everywhere, Red China's rulers try to shield themselves from the view of the non-Communist world. Yet week by week; news flows out of Red China—from the 1,500 Chinese who arrive every day in Hong Kong, from foreigners leaving the country, from letters, from Communist newspapers and radio. To sift, compare, and report this news, TIME placed Correspondent Robert Neville in Hong Kong. On this page is a week's grist from the Hong Kong bureau's mill.

Red China's press glowed last week (as it did almost every week) with reports...

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