CHINA: Act of God

The "heaviest rainfall in a hundred years," proclaimed Peking Radio. An act of God had struck Communist China (though it was not recognized in those terms), and last week, through heavy censorship, some of its dimensions could be measured. The 3,4OO-mile Yangtze and the 600-mile Hwai were at record levels, were spilling out across a region more than twice the size of Texas, where 160 millions dwell and half of China's rice crop is grown. Peking admitted that the floods surpassed China's Yangtze tragedy of 1931, when 140,000 were drowned and 10...

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