Foreign News: Busy Courtship

Red China, busily courting Britain, last week sought in small ways to show what a fine companion she would make. But she also showed plainly, in rationing out her favors, that she was in full control of her emotions. In three moves, Peking: <| Agreed without haggling to Britain's demand for £367,000 ($1,027,600) compensation for shooting down a Cathay Pacific Skymaster off Hainan Island last July 23, in which ten passengers (three of them American) lost their lives. Peking has rejected three U.S. protests, but took the British protest in good grace and even promised that "measures have been taken to...

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