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,...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!