CHINA: Go Slow

The world knows that China's Communist masters face plenty of trouble in trying to rule their vast, war-torn country; the surprise was that Communist Boss Mao Tse-tung more or less freely admitted the fact. In his first "state of the nation" report to the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party two weeks ago, Mao avoided the self-praise that the world has come to expect of Communist leaders, and listed some of Red China's problems.

China's Communists, warned Mao, must conquer complacency and stop thinking of themselves as heroes. Despite past successes, the Communist government still had to deal with...

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