CHINA: Mass Slaughter

From the outside, there was no way to keep count of the number of victims in Red China's mounting wave of terror. The Communists themselves gave sample figures which, if true all over the country, would place the executions in the hundreds of thousands.

A Communist paper in Hunan province reported: "An everyday scene in the Hunan countryside is the sight of peasant militiamen, armed with spears and rifles, taking landowners to the execution grounds." A Canton paper rounded up the toll by hsien, or counties: "Fifty counterrevolutionaries executed in the last three...

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