Red China: Is This Trip Necessary?

Mao Tse-tung's Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution has produced the greatest proletarian traffic jam in history. From Tibet to Tsingtao, the roads, rails and airlines of Red China are jammed with Chinese on the move. Most are Red Guards heading to and from Peking to spread the word of the leader's glory. Their road map—passed out on trains, sung on airliners—is a cheap (about 25¢), red, plastic-bound copy of Mao's Thought. So massive is the movement that the government has begun to drop a hint to the faithful: get out and walk.

Last week the New China News Agency...

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