CHINA: Attack on No. 2

The walls of universities and factories in China's major cities, for the past month, have been plastered with posters denouncing a "foremost capitalist roader" in the party. From the start of the campaign, it has been apparent that the unnamed target was Vice Premier Teng Hsiao-p'ing, who until recently had been regarded by Western Sinologists as the most plausible successor to the late Chou En-lai as the No. 2 man in China. Last week for the first time, posters in Peking, Shanghai and Tientsin denounced Teng by name. He thus joins a very select group of ideological villains who have...

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