CHINA: Terror's Progress

CHINA Terror's Progress

The blood flowed on & on. Last week Red China's purge of "counterrevolutionaries" reached Manchuria, where Communist rule had seemed unchallenged. In 23 Manchurian cities, including Mukden and Changchun, and even in Russian-controlled Port Arthur and Dairen, police staged large-scale raids, which were reported in detail by Communist news service and radio. Thousands were arrested, hundreds hauled off to the inevitable public mass trials and executions.

Mukden reported that 1,120,000 people —the city's entire population—attended one or another of twelve trials. The main show, at which "hundreds" were condemned...

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