Foreign News: Sweet & Sour

A little awkwardly, the Chinese people took another step toward popular government. They elected the 768-member Legislative Yuan, which will be China's (heavily Kuomintang) Parliament. It was still a toddler's step, but somewhat more assured than last November's National Assembly* elections. For one thing, the Chinese showed a growing feeling for machine politics.

Miss Li & Miss Liu. Loudspeaker trucks blared through the streets of Nanking and other large cities. Walls were pasted with purple and yellow posters proclaiming the virtues of candidates; across one a skeptic had scrawled "tsui niu" (bull-thrower). "Ward and...

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