RED CHINA: Unstable Achievement

Mao Tse-tung stood high on the Gate of Heavenly Peace, beamed down as half a million persons paraded before him in celebration of the eighth anniversary of the Communist conquest of China. There were the well-drilled children of the Young Pioneers, paratroopers, government workers with flowers in hand. Overhead roared Soviet-made jet bombers and Chinese-made jet fighters. Also on hand were goodwill delegations from Burma and Cambodia, Bulgaria's Premier Anton Yugov, and Hungary's Premier Janos Kadar.

Kadar's presence was an unnecessary reminder that Red China had its own problem of unrest. Last week there was little talk of "liberating" Formosa. Instead,...

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