Religion: First to Go

For 25 years in Peiping, the American Fathers of the Divine Word have operated the Roman Catholic Fu Jen University (current enrollment: 1,100). Last week, Peiping radio announced that Fu Jen had become the first of China's 15 missionary-backed universities to be seized by the Communist government. Education Minister Ma Hsu-lun explained blandly: "The government decided to take over ... to protect the people's rights."


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