Foreign News: The Return of Li Li-san

The Return of Li Lisan

A portentous figure suddenly reappeared in the top circles of the Chinese Communist Party. He had slipped quietly into Manchuria last fall with the Red Army.

The name of Li Lisan is almost a legend. In the days when the Chinese Communist Party was breast-fed by Moscow (circa 1925), Li Lisan had been the party's No. 1 Marxist and tactical top dog. Then German Communist Heinz Neumann and Georgian Communist M. Lominadze, Comintern agents and personal pets of Stalin, decided to speed up the Chinese revolution by staging an...

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