RED CHINA: The People's Communes

It used to be said of Red China that it was repeating, stage by stage, Russia's Communist development a third of a century later. But the evidence coming out of China is that Mao Tse-tung is engaged in a more drastic experiment than Stalin or Khrushchev ever tried. The official name for it is "the people's communes" movement.

In Inner Mongolia, reported New China News Agency, peasants "marked the occasion with revelry that included singing, dancing, and decorating their houses with lamps." In Kiangsi province they beat drums and gongs and shot off firecrackers. Cause of all this merriment: formation...

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