CHINA: Neither Too Young Nor Too Old

Liberal folklore regarded Chinese Communists as humanitarians who would rather re-educate criminals than punish them. Reports of purges inside China under the new Red penal code have brushed away most vestiges of this belief. Shih Liang, Red China's woman Minister of Justice, in recent instructions to her courts finally laid it to rest.

Chinese Communist courts, according to Minister Shih, have been too soft on antiCommunists. Punishment must now be meted out quickly and heavily. Under her new codes, courts may order a prisoner shot for his "intentions"—which the courts must judge...

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