RED CHINA: Overdoing It

Having organized its humans into herds, Chinese Communist leaders last week turned their attention to the nation's livestock. Statisticians discovered that of 27 million "eligible female animals" in China, 12 million have never conceived. The party issued a directive calling for "100% bovine pregnancy."

If Peking's planners are able to meet this ambitious target in 1959, it will take its place among the new miracles of People's China — alongside the 330-lb. sweet potato and a marvelous plant that allegedly grows tomatoes above ground and potatoes below. But of all the wonders boasted by Red China, none can beat the...

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