RED CHINA: About-Face

In a sudden change of plans, Red China's Premier Chou En-lai this week postponed a scheduled visit to Nepal and cut short his tour of India to rush back to Peking. Probable explanation: before his trip to Moscow next week Chou had to catch up on an unexpected shift in the Chinese Communist line.

For months China's Red bosses had been emphasizing the dangers of "great-nation chauvinism," i.e., rigid Soviet rule of other Communist nations, and they had expressed sympathy for Poland's demands for greater independence. Last week, however, the Central Committee of...

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