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Mao Cracking Down in Communist China

Feb. 2, 1964 - Peking has demanded that the people of Communist China emulate the country’s disciplined army. According to official press reports, the nation in general and workers in industry and communications in particular have been directed to “step up ideological and political work” by studying the “rich experience” of the army.

The movement is considered to be part of a new effort by the Chinese Communists to tighten their political control over the people. The initial step in this direction has been taken with a “Socialist education movement” now in progress. This campaign, launched by Communist Chairman Mao Tse-Tung last year, is reported to be at an intense stage in the countryside, where a wave of violent persecution against Communist China’s real and imagined opponents is developing into a “class struggle” against “spontaneous tendencies toward capitalism.”


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