National Affairs: For Years & Years

After eight weeks' silence, Chinese Premier Chou En-lai last week made another pitch for a cease-fire in Korea, demanding "unconditional" resumption of the Panmunjom talks.

In short, nothing new, and no readiness to give ground on the issue of forcible repatriation of Communist P.W.s. Apparently Chou himself did not expect his peace offer to be taken seriously, for he went on: "If the new American administration . . . intends to enlarge and extend the Korean war, we are thoroughly prepared to fight it out with the aggressors to the last." To which Mao...

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