CHINA: Parades & Power

Salvo after salvo of blank shots sounded from the huge tanks and tractor-drawn howitzers clanking over ancient Peking's streets. Thousands of marching troops shouted "Liberate Formosa!" Jets and bombers speckled the sky. White "peace" doves fluttered above the heads of half a million workers, who held high huge portraits of Mao Tse-tung, Malenkov, Lenin, Stalin, Marx, Engels.

With a play of muscle, China's Communist rulers last week celebrated their fifth anniversary in power. On the rostrum the Chinese Reds were joined by a star-studded delegation from other parts of the Communist empire,...

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