Foreign News: What Chou Wants

After taking more than a month to answer Nehru's last note on the border dispute, China's Premier Chou En-lai last week called for a meeting in just eight days because of "our unshirkable responsibility not only to our two peoples, but also to world peace."

Chou's answer amounts to a total rejection of all of Nehru's proposals, except the one about not sending out border patrols. Though headlines played up Chou's willingness to negotiate, the fine print showed that he was in no real bargaining mood.

Main points: 1) in the East, China will give up its occupation of the Longju outpost, six...