Red China: Liberate the Southwest!

"When there is chaos in China," says an old Chinese proverb, "it strikes Szechwan first; when there is peace, it comes to Szechwan first." Last week chaos ruled in the southwestern prov ince of Szechwan. Peking wall posters reported that an extraordinary — and almost unbelievable — total of 10,000 persons had been killed or wounded in four weeks of fighting involving ma chine guns, hand grenades and poisoned drinking water. Among the casualties were 200 Maoists drowned in the Yangzte River on the way to a rally, the victims of Red Guards who had defected from Mao's...

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