CHINA: Disguised

Clad in immaculate evening clothes, shod in shining leather, gloved in white kid, and wearing a glossy silk hat, Comrade L. M. Karakhan, first Bolshevik Ambassador to China, entered a golden state coach drawn by six ebony horses. He was accompanied by General Huang Kai-wen, Master of Ceremonies, and escorted by 24 cavalry outriders, as he was whisked off to present his credentials to Marshal Tsao Kun, President of China.

Despite the gorgeous capitalist disguise of Comrade Karakhan, he was an Ambassador without an Embassy. The Diplomatic Corps at Peking is...

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