CHINA: A Partial Eclipse?

China in recent months has been undergoing a mini-Cultural Revolution. While less violent and public than the convulsion of radicalism that ravaged the country between 1966 and 1969, the current drift leftward could affect the composition and course of the leadership. One big mystery has been the position of Premier Chou Enlai. Last week China watchers had new evidence that Chou may be under increasing attack from ideological hard-liners for his pragmatic policies, especially China's developing rapprochement with the capitalist world.

The most telling hint to date that Chou has either stepped...

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