CHINA: All in Favor Say Aye

The first order of Communist business in China last week was "universal discussion" of a draft of a fine new constitution promulgated by the Central People's Government Council on June 14. The Communist press and literally every Communist organization in China were instructed to demonstrate by public study, discussion and praise that the draft "has received the enthusiastic welcome and wholehearted support of the people of the whole country," as one Peking newspaper put it.

Any doubt as to its ultimate approval was removed by the constitution itself. Its preamble, a pedestrian preface to 106 dryly written articles, says with...

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