CHINA: Hua Succeeds the Great Helmsman

The first hints that a successor to Chairman Mao Tse-tung had been chosen came in a Hsinhua communique last week on the disposition of Mao's body. Capping a month of mourning, China's official news agency announced that the body of the Great Helmsman would be enshrined in a crystal sarcophagus in a mausoleum to be built in Peking. It was also noted that Mao's complete works would be prepared under the leadership of the Politburo, "headed by Comrade Hua Kuo-feng." It was the first time that Premier Hua had been referred to in Peking as chief of the party's...

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