China: Divided Army

The situation in China, reported the Soviet news agency Tass last week, "increasingly resembles civil war." Fighting between the supporters and the opponents of Mao Tse-tung's Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution spread along the thousand miles of Yangtze River from Chungking in the western mountains to Shanghai on the Pacific coast.

Wall posters in Peking announced that farmers were threatening to march through Kiangsu province to lay siege to Nanking and Shanghai. Mass move ments of refugees were reported, and the People's Liberation Army massed troops at the border to prevent any from escaping into Hong Kong.

Probably not even Mao...

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