Fairbank Hits China Policy
Compete with Communism
Our present policy in China "is giving Russia its Chinese revolution on a silver platter," John K. Fairbank, professor of History, told a Foreign Policy Association meeting Saturday.
Chinese Communists are not winning because of communism but because they are taking advantage of a social change he added. I don't think we can save the status quo by supporting Chiang's government. America must develop a positive policy toward China and compete with communism."
Fairbank pointed out how the Communists, calling themselves the Army of Liberation, have reorganized the ancient family and village systems. They have organized and educated the youth besides modernizing agriculture and public health.
We must distinguish, he emphasized between communism and social change. "There is no point in being against progress." He urged that America compete with Russia by sending agricultural industrial and cultural missions to all Asia.