INDIA: The Smiling Man

Smiling, sleek and self-effacing, his air transport borne aloft on a roseate cloud of good will, Red China's Premier Chou En-lai last week dropped in to New Delhi to pay a call on Jawaharlal Nehru. As blandly charming and tactful as Khrushchev and Bulganin had been blunt and boorish just a year ago, Chou seemed determined to win a smile from Nehru, who was just a mite disillusioned about his Russian friends. As he stepped from his plane, Chou cheerfully endured the perils of a blizzard of tossed rose petals and the weight of garlands of marigolds flung about his...

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