Foreign News: Shanghai Express

A year ago last month the Communists took Shanghai, one of the great (pop. 6,000,000) cities of the world. From accounts of refugees and from reports in Red China's own press it was possible last week to draw a picture of life in Shanghai in the first year of Communist rule.

In the foreground was an appalling unemployment problem. The chairman of Shanghai's General Labor Union in a report to party bosses had recently given the following partial breakdown of unemployment: construction workers, 31,000 (95%); cigarette factory workers, 30,000 (75%); wharf coolies, 10,000 (32%);...

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