South Korea: Crisis Ahead of Schedule

The first anniversary of the April 1960 riots that sent autocratic ex-President Syngman Rhee flying off to Hawaiian exile was drawing near. For weeks, Rhee's successor, mild Premier John M. Chang, has been worrying over the prospect of nationwide demonstrations against his government on the anniversary. As one preventive, the Chang Cabinet proposed two bills to control street demonstrations and give the government more effective means of cracking down on South Korea's illegal — -but active — Communist Party. Leftwing organizers, capitalizing on wide spread distrust of the two proposed bills, got busy without even waiting for anni versary...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!