CHINA: Reign of Terror

As the Communists swept over the China mainland in 1949, Mao Tse-tung's regime promised moderation, tolerance and forgiveness. Last week tolerance was lost in the mounting clamor of a great Red terror. Mao Tse-tung's regime announced the execution of 120 "counterrevolutionaries" at Canton, 56 at Swatow, 89 at Hankow, 28 at Kweilin. In scenes reminiscent of the tumbril-and-guillotine days of the French Revolution, the Communists turned the spectacle of death into public carnivals, with music and dances.

China's Red press described the liquidation of one "batch," numbering several hundred. Tien Feng had...

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