The Press: Toward Uprightness

In the flood of pent-up Chinese criticism loosed by the recent relaxation of Government censorship, one newspaper and its editor have been outstanding. The newspaper is China's leading independent, Chungking's Ta Rung Pao. Its brilliant, self-educated editor is slight, bespectacled Wang Yun-sheng. Recent excerpts from his hard-hitting editorials:

¶ On official dishonesty: "Blackhearted officials are desperately extorting money and are desperately doing harm to the people. Putting them to death does not abolish their guilt. . . . Salaries of officials should be sufficient to keep them honest."

¶ On Chinese bureaucracy: "If a number of lowergrade officials have cultivated foul habits in...

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