CHINA: Decades of Effort

Like its senior partner Russia. Red China is caught in an economic dislocation between its vast ambitions and its limited means. Peking admitted as much one day last week, when 1,105 delegates to the National People's Congress assembled in the Hall of the Benevolent Heart to be told what they should unanimously approve for the next twelve months.

The Congress opened with what Peking Radio called a "thunderous standing ovation" for Chairman Mao Tse-tung and Premier Chou Enlai. That done, the delegates listened to a mournful recitation of China's economic woes by...

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