Red China's Communes

Archive Report

Revolutionary Changes in Red China

Creation of Communes to Spur Production

Communist China is in the midst of drastic social and economic changes that are revolutionizing the manner of life of great masses of its people. The Red regime, ruling a country of vast population and low living standards, has mobilized millions of men and women to do the work of thousands of machines. In effect, it is putting human capital to the stupendous task of transforming a primitive economy into that of an advanced industrial state capable of competing with the Soviet Union and with the United States.

The “people's commune” is the instrument that has been chosen to enable Red China to make a “great leap forward” in agricultural and industrial production. No two communes ...

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