CHINA: The Second Comeback for Comrade Teng

In the cutthroat world of Communist politics, there are no second chances—with one exception. Last week Peking's official Hsinhua News Agency announced that the Central Committee of the Communist Party had voted to restore Teng Hsiao-p'ing, 73, to his former posts as Vice Premier, Vice Chairman of the party and Chief of Staff of the Army. At the same time, said the communique, the "Gang of Four" headed by Mao Tse-tung's widow, Chiang Ch'ing, had "once and for all" been expelled from the party and dismissed "from all posts inside and outside...

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