Foreign News: Beyond China's Sorrow

Communist China now claims 80,000,000 people and 1,000,000 square miles of territory. For five years it has been a land of mystery to the outside world. Last May Chungking lifted its blockade, let foreign correspondents enter the Border Region, the Communist area in Shensi, Kansu and Ninghsia.

Only last week did reports from Yenan, the Communist capital, tell what life is now like over there.

The Land. The Border Region, a wilderness of loess cut into wild shapes by streams, broken by valleys and woodland, is generally fertile, but there is little rainfall. The Communists are slowly changing the face of this churlish...

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