CHINA: The Dividends of Rediscovery

The rediscovery of modern China is a continuing journalistic event, and each visit by foreign newsmen adds fresh insights into a still largely unknown country. TIME Hong Kong Correspondent David Aikman, who speaks Mandarin, recently visited China for eleven days as one of a small group of journalists covering an official visit by British Foreign Minister Sir Alec Douglas-Home. Excerpts from his report:

WITH a total area of 3.7 million square miles, China is not only larger than the U.S. but embraces at least as...

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