CHINA: Zigzags

Nearly six months after they had passed under Communist control, Kwangtung, China's southernmost province, and Canton, its turbulent capital, were still giving China's new masters a persistent headache. And the symptoms, although most acute in Kwangtung, were not limited to one province. Like tiny flash fires, bandit raids and peasant unrest flared through the land south of the Yangtze, illuminated Communist difficulties.

Last week Red General Lin Piao, military boss of six provinces in South and Central China, passed this unpleasant news on to his superiors in Peking. In Kwangtung and two neighboring provinces alone, reported Lin Piao, "there are...