Foreign News: The Ideal City

When the Communists seized Shanghai, the world wondered how its new masters would cope with the city's violent melee of crowds and commerce, swept together from east & west by winds of empire, trade and war. From Shanghai last week, TIME Correspondent Robert Doyle cabled:

Three months after the Communist takeover, the once booming, bustling, bawdy metropolis is dying. Shanghai has been withered by Nationalist blockade, damaged by flood and typhoon, weakened by arrogant Red treatment of its foreign businessmen and consulates. Brisk, bald General Chen Yi, Shanghai's new Red mayor, standing on a...

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