June 27, 1957

UPHEAVAL IN CHINA: London – Radio Peking has announced that two weeks ago an anti-revolutionary organization was uncovered in Nanjing, whose purpose was to overthrow the Chinese Communist government and form a new one. The broadcast, which was in Chinese and not addressed to a foreign audience, added the following details: The organization, discovered on June 10, was founded some time ago and had managed to operate clandestinely out of a number of factories. The leader was Tao Pang Cheng, who was assisted by two deputies, Tai Po Chiang and Kuo Seng Ha, who have been arrested. Five days after the plot was discovered, a US Senate internal security committee heard a report that there were 210 anti-Communist organizations throughout China, mostly comprising university students who were critical of the education system and police state. In response, the government has exiled thousands of students to remote parts of the country to work on the land and in construction. The People’s Daily newspaper has published articles stating that there are limits to criticism, which in any case should be directed against rightists.

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