RED CHINA: Revolt Crushed

Over Radio Peking last week came a curious report. There had been an attempt, said the official Communist radio, to overthrow the government. The plotters were a group of "religious sects" operating among the Buddhist farmers of Hopei Province (who have always chafed under the Communists' anti-religious policies). The government had found, near Peking, 27 underground "code rooms" and "hideaways," one of them big enough for more than 30 people. The rebels had intended to re-establish a monarchy.

Heretofore, Red China's masters have dismissed rebels in scornful and deprecatory terms as "bandits," "imperialist agents," "members of the discredited Chiang Kai-shek clique."...

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