How Are the Chinese Communists Ruled?

North, Robert C.
July 1955
New Republic;7/4/55, Vol. 133 Issue 1, p20
The article critically appraises the book "China Under Communism," by Richard L. Walker. Western observers tend to agree on the totalitarian nature of the Communist regime in China but to differ in their assessments of indigenous as against Russian influences, the resistance of traditional institutions and values to Communist onslaught, the pace and effectiveness of socialization, and the degree of support for or opposition to the system by the majority of the Chinese people. Drawing extensively from Chinese Communist documentation, from the data of various Hong Kong listening posts, and from interviews with refugees, Richard Walker develops four major theses.


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