CHINA: Adventuristic Progress

He who brags without shame will find it difficult to live up to his bragging.

—Confucius Less than three months after" shamelessly promising a vast industrial expansion in 1953, the Chinese Communists were finding that old Confucius was right after all. The Peking People's Daily accused everybody in sight of a "deviation of adventuristic progress," i.e., of rushing into projects without proper planning.


¶ One electrical plant cannot be built this year because of a shortage of foreign drawing paper (for the blueprints).

¶A machinery works at Anhwei promised a big expansion program,...

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