ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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High Cost of Cheap Aircraft

January 14, 1967 En-lai, Peng Chen and Liu Shao-ch'i, he was described in the elections to the National Peoples Congress in 1964 as Chairman Mao Tse-tung's, "close comrade-in-arms". One by one these "close comrades-in-arms" have been dropped, including Liu Shao-ch'i, the Head of State, the chief teacher of Party orthodoxy since the Yenan days and one held to be the keeper of the Party conscience. To be described as men who had taken "the opportunity of Chairman Mao's absence from Peking to put forth the bourgeois reactionary line to counter Chairman Mao's correct line" in both the "People's Daily" and the "Red Flag" must have been galling to Liu and to Teng Hsiao-p'ing. And yet these charges have been levelled and the men brought under public attack. Only Chou En-lax remains un- scarred, but how long will he stand up to the Red Guards?

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