CHINA: Tiger Rag

In Mao Tse-tung's Chinese Communist hunting ground, businessmen are known as "tigers." They are fair game at all seasons for bloodthirsty bureaucrats, who have orders to fill the party's war chest from the "illgotten wealth" of the rich. Last week the Red People's government announced the "successful conclusion" of the biggest tiger hunt since the Soviet Union exterminated the kulaks.

In five months, the "Five-Antis Campaign"—against "bribery, tax evasion, cheating in contracts, stealing of state property and theft of state economic secrets"—had killed thousands of tigers (many were suicides) and enriched the...

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