Red China: Cantonment in Canton

In pre-Communist days, Canton was China's historic capital of insurrection. Secret societies flourished in the teeming tearooms of the wealthy southern metropolis, and assassination was a familiar way of death. It was in Canton that the Opium War began. It was there that Sun Yat-sen's revolution broke out.

Under Mao Tse-tung, Canton (pop. 2,500,000) apparently is still the same old city. While the rest of China has been subsiding toward some measure of normality, pro-and anti-Mao factions in Canton last week continued to fight the battles of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution....

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