Roll Out the Carpet

Early one morning last week General MacArthur unleashed a U.N. offensive which he hoped would clear North Korea of all Communist troops, both native and Chinese. Twelve hours later, before the U.N. drive in Korea was halted, a British Overseas Airways Stratocruiser touched down at New York's International Airport. A strip of tawny carpet was quickly rolled out between the airliner and the airport terminal. Out of the plane and onto the carpet marched the nine members of Red China's delegation to the U.N. Security Council.

At the head of the Chinese procession strode General Wu Hsiu-chuan, director of the...

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