CHINA: Badgered Man

It was more than a "peace-loving" Chinese Communist could stand. Every recent visitor to Peking, from Britain or India or Burma, kept softly urging China's Chou En-lai to ease tensions and stop being so provocative. What's more, they insisted on taking literally what he had said about peaceful coexistence and noninterference in others' domestic affairs, and even acted as if they expected him to live up to his promises.

The latest such distinguished visitor was Burma's mild, shrewd little Premier U Nu. Mao Tse-tung's China gave him the regular bear-hug welcome, and was aggrieved to find its guest full of...

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