CONTINUATION OF LIBERALISM AND ANARCHISM IN SIAN (SHENSI).

Created: 6/24/1968

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SUBJECT: CONTINUATION OF LIBERALISM AtED ANARCHISM INSHENSI).

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SUMMARY; LIBERALISM AND ANARCHISM CONTINUE TO PREVAIL SHENSI,ERIOUS FACTIONAL CLASH FLARED UPMAY IN THE SlAN RAILWAY BUREAU. RAINWAS DISRUPTED FOR TWO DAYS AND RESUMED ONLY AFTER ACAME FROM THE CENTRAL AUTHORITIES. COMMODITIES IHREMAIN SCARCE, AND ALMOST ALL DAILY NECESSITIESSUBJECTED TO STRICT RATIONING- WHEAT FLOUR HASCUT OF STOCK, AND RICE HAS BEEN THOUGH ELECTRIC POWER SUPFlY HAS BEENPRODUCTION HAS NOT BEEN RESUMED; WORKERS AREVIEWS AND SLOPPY IN DISCIPLINE. END

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2. THE PRESENT SITUATION IN SIAN IS ABOUT THE SAME AS

THE VIOLENT STRUGGLE HAS NOT DIMINISHED IN INTENSITY; ON THEERIOUSCLASH FLARED UP ONAY IN THE SIAN RAILWAY BUREAU, AND CONSEQUENTLY ALL TRAINS CAMETANDSTILL. TRAINWERE RESUMED ONLYIRECT ORDER HAD BEEN RECEIVED TWO DAYS LATER FROM THE CENTRAL AUTHORITIES. THE POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC DAMAGES INCURRED BYRAVE INCIDENT IN SIAN,

IS THE PIVOT OF TWO VASTHE NORTHWESyAND THEAN WELL BE IMAGINED.

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JcARCITY OF COMMODITIES IN THE MARKET HAS NOT BEEN RELIEVED. THE ONLY CHANGE IS THAT, BEGINNING FROM JUNE, CERTAIN INDUS-TRAIL ARTICLES SUCH AS 3ICYCLES, WATCHES AND SEWING MACHINES ARE SUPPLIEDNDUSTRIALND DAILY NECESSITIES. SUCH AS CIGARETTES, SOAP, SOYSAUCE, VINEGAR^ND MATCHES ARE SUPPLIED STRICTLYATION BASIS. [ AND SOYSAUCE

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MONTH. THE RATION OF COAL IS STILL ISO CATTIES PERAND THAT OF GRAIN BASED ON AGE AND THE NATURE OF WORK; BUT THE SUPPLY OF THESE TWO COMMODITIES IS PARTICULARLY SCARCE AT PRESENT. WHEAT FLOUR HAS RECENTLY BEEN OUT OF STOCK, AND RICE HAS BEEN UTTERLY UNOBTAINABLE SINCE OCTOBER THE COAL YARDS ARE OFTEN EMPTY, TOO. AS TO COTTON CLOTH, NO COUPONS HAVE BEEN ISSUED THIS YEAR AND THERE IS NO NEWS ABOUT THE DATE OF ISSUE. P

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KOT BEEN RESUMED; AS THERE IS NO LEADERSHIP STRUCTURE OR PER- (Cj

HERE IS NO WAY TO REVIVE WORK IN ANY RESPECT. THE WORKERS, AS WELL AS THE STAFF MEMBERS, ARE FAR FROM BEINGIEWS OR IN THINKING, AND LABOR DISCIPLINE IS LOOSE AND

S.OPPY. ON THE WHOLE, IT ISYPICAL STATE OF LIBERALISM AND ANAACHY."

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