China: Who Stole the Locomotive?

Only rarely does the world have an opportunity to catch glimpses of the confused reality behind Communist China's facade, and last week China-watchers were poring over the transcript of a summer meeting in Peking that offered choice insight into the passions aroused by the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution. The document, a Red Guard pamphlet obtained in Hong Kong, purports to be the minutes of a meeting of the Peking leadership with rival Red Guard factions from the still troubled Kwangsi Chuang Autonomous Region that borders on North Viet Nam. There, factional strife...