CHINA: Squeeze Play

"We have brought clean and honest government to China," boasted the Communists in 1950, and many Western observers, otherwise unsympathetic to the Communists, hastily acknowledged the Communist achievement—too hastily. Last week Chinese Communists admitted that not only is corruption widespread in Red China, but that it has infected tens of thousands of supposedly hard-core party members. Reported Po Ipo, head of a kind of a Communist Kefauver committee called the Austerity Inspection Committee: "More than 1,670 corrupt persons have been exposed in 27 government agencies." Identified as top grafters: Communications Chief...

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