RUSSIA: Plans for Asia

The four-motored plane from Chungking came down at Moscow's airport. China's Premier T. V. Soong was the first to alight. He wore a blue suit, but not his horn-rimmed spectacles. Russia's Foreign Commissar Viacheslav Molotov greeted him. The foreign colony stood by, including U.S. Ambassador W. Averell Harriman and British Ambassador Sir Archibald Clark Kerr. A guard of honor snapped to attention. A band played the national anthems of China and Russia.

Immediately T. V. plunged into a round of diplomatic activity which might well mark a new era in Chinese-Russian relations. Within...

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