Red China: Punished by History

"Anyone who opposes Chairman Mao Tse-tung, opposes Mao Tse-tung's thoughts, opposes the party central leadership, opposes the proletariat's dictatorship, opposes the correct way of socialism. Whoever that may be, however high may be the position and however old his standing, he will be struck down by the entire party and by the entire people."

Peking's People's Daily was not mentioning names last week, but its readers knew well enough who had been struck down: Peking Mayor Peng Chen, 67, long considered one of the most powerful men in Red China and now...

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