ECONOMIC DISLOCATION IN CHUNGKING FOLLOWING WEEKS OF SERIOUS FIGHTING.

Created: 6/26/1968

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SID- MARCH 83 ECONOMIC DISLOCATION IN CHUNGKING FOLLOWING WEEKS OF SERIOUS FIGHTING,

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THE SERIOUS FIGHTING WICH RAGED IN CHUNGKING FROM MID-MARCH TO EARLY MAY WASDER CONTROL WHEN THE PLA INTERVENED AND CONFISCATED THE WEAPONS PREVIOUSLY SEIZED FROM THE MILITARY SY THE WARRING FACTIONS.SEMBLAKCE OF ORDER HAD BEEN RESTORED IN THE CITY, AND WAS BEING MAINTAINED BY ARMED MILITARY PATROLS. THERE REMAINED. HOWEVER, THE LEGACY OF THE FIGHTING: DAMAGED FLANTS, CLOSED SCHOOLS, AND SHORTAGES OF BASIC COMMOD ITCID SUMMARY.

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EXPLOITED BY EVIL ELEMENTS, TiC TWO FACTIONSED WEAPONS AND AMMUNITION FROM THE.RMY TROOPS, AND FROM THEN ON THE CITY WAS FILLED WITH THE SOUND OF GUNFIRE. EVEN THE LI3ER AT ION ARMY COULD NOT DOUT IT. MARKETS AND SHOPS WERE CLOSED, AND TRAFFIC CAMEOMPLETE STAND ST ILL IN THE CITY. ANYONE WALKING IN THE STREETS WAS LIABLE TO BE KILLED AT NAYORTUNATELY, THE LIBERATION ARMY BROUGHT IN THE TWO VITAL COMMODITIES OF RICE AND COAL. AND THUS THE FOUR MILLION PEOPLE OF CHUNGKING DTD NOT STARVETHOUGHT THE FOOD SITUATION WAS ST ILL PRETTY TENSE.

3. THE MISERABLE SITUATION LASTED UNTIL THE BEGINNING OF MAY, WHEN THE CENTRAL ANNOUNCED TT WAS DETERMINED TO SETTLE THE CHUNGKING SITUATION. THE

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CENTRAL EM POKED THE CHUNGKING GARRISON CCHU CKUXU> TO RETRIEVE ALL WEAPONS. AFTER THAT, THE FIGHTING CAMEN ABRUPT HALT. NONETHELESS, THE WEEKS OF FIGHTING BROUGHT SERIOUS DAMAGE TO MANY PLANTS, SCHOOLS, AND HOUSES.

A. THERE ARE STARGE NUMBER OF GUNS WHICH THE CHUNGKING GARRISON HAS NOT RETRIEVED. INTERMITTENT GUNFIRE CAN STILL BE HEARD, AND MURDERS AXD ROBBER IE5 TA KE PLACE FREQUENTLY. HOWEVER, THE LIBERATION ARMY HAD PUT ON EXTRA SENTRIES Aft) ARMED

PATROLS, AND THIS HAS MADE THE CITY'SOMEWHAT SAFER FOR THE PEOPLE. ORDER IS GRADUALLY BEING RESTORED. POSTAL AND TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICES ARE RESUMING SLOWLY, AFTER BEING COMPLETELY CUT OFF SINCEARCH. POSTAL EMPLOYEES ARE STILL APPREHENSIVE ABOUT RETURNING TO WORK.

5. THE MARKET REMAINS TERRIBLE TENSE. AT PRESENT, OSE CAN ONLY BUY SOME FRESH GREENS FROM THE PEASANTS. NATURALLY, TH PRICE OF THESE GREENS HAS RISEN SHARPLY. SUCH3 SOAP AND TOOTHPASTE ARE COMPLETELY OUT

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