RED CHINA: Too Much Too Soon

With good Marxist resolutions and a holiday cease-fire on the Quemoy "front," Red China last week marked the beginning of a new lunar year—the Year of the Pig. To Chinese, the pig is a symbol of prosperity. Given last year's vaunted "great leap forward" in the Year of the Dog in the production of everything from steel to sesame seeds, and given all their own hard work, mainland China's hard-pressed masses had every reason to expect to be eating higher on the hog. Instead, they are living through some of the hardest times since Mao Tse-tung took power in...

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