National Affairs: Stunner for the British

For three weeks, Joe McCarthy, the State Department and the British government have been engaged in a tortuous, three-cornered wrangle over the number of British ships engaged in trade with Red China. The trouble really began when a witness before McCarthy's Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations testified that 100 British ships had called at Communist Chinese ports during the first three months of 1953. The fact was, replied the British Information Service indignantly, that British ships had made only 97 trips to China during the period in question, and 16 of the 97 were made by one ship sailing in ballast out...

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