CHINA: Oriental Red Square

From all over Asia—and from Russia—official guests journeyed to Peking to help China's Communists celebrate the second anniversary of their sweep to power. The first thing the guests learned about Chinese Marxism was that when it came to lodging and victualing them, at bowing favored guests to ringside tables and stashing the rest behind potted palms, the Chinese showed as much talent as the maître d'hôtel of any decadent capitalist nightclub. Guests were divided into five classes. Class A got Peking's luxurious Hotel Wagon-Lits. Class B was put up in spacious villas...

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