Communism: Reds Have Troubles, Too

Most of the headlines these days (as well as the facts) emphasize the Western disarray as bargaining begins at Geneva. But the big Communist powers, outwardly cocky as they seem, are having major trouble of their own.

Communist China faces mass starvation. Bad weather and worse organization had cut the country's agricultural production for the third successive year. The Reds have pledged half a billion dollars worth of their needed foreign exchange to buy grain from Canada and Australia. Millions of Chinese are reportedly suffering from beriberi, and though Communist functionaries have been ruthlessly willing to ignore civilian wants to...

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