Cover: Between plenums: a second look at the 1962 National People's Congress in China

Between plenums: a second look at the 1962 National People's Congress in China

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Speculations about the third session at the Second NPC (National People's Congress) of the People's Republic of China, held in Peking, March 27-April 16, 1962. Unlike other sessions, this meeting was conducted in secret, and the texts of addresses were not published. The documents of the meeting were limited to a press communique of the NPC summarizing the report on government work. The attendance at the meeting was unusually low. By these measures the regime was able to restrict to the participants the figures presented to the Congress. Suggestions are made as to the domestic, political, and economic reasons for this action by the Chinese Communist Party.

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