Red China: Another Leap?

Red China's Great Leap Forward, which began in 1958, ground to a halt only three years later in a shambles of rusting backyard iron furnaces and neglected farms. The experiment set the nation back economically a full decade; yet last week the Red Chinese seemed to be gathering strength for another leap. The length and direction of the stride were far from clear in the murky prose pouring out of Peking. What was clear was that Mao Tse-tung was rallying Red China's 700 million people for another supreme effort of some sort,...

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