CHINA: Legacy of the Gang of Four

Grave errors with perhaps grave consequences

"Some bad people have wormed their way into the revolutionary committees of provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions, and some committee members have committed grave errors but have refused to repent."

That was the explanation offered last week by Chairman Hua Kuo-feng for the postponement until next spring of the convocation of the Fifth National People's Congress, China's rubber-stamp parliament. The agenda will be pure formality: primarily, approving Cabinet appointments already made by party leaders. More time was needed to elect delegates to the congress, said Hua, because...

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