From the ricksha-cluttered commercial district of Shanghai to the waterfront of Tientsin, hardly a Western businessman could be found last week in all of Red China. The traders who came and went with revolving-door regularity only a few months ago, crying the benefits of trade with the Chinese Communists, have returned disillusioned to Germany, Italy, Great Britain, France, Canada. What soured them on doing business behind the Bamboo Curtain was no political change of heart, but the best reason a businessman can have: unbusinesslike methods of doing business, developed by the Chinese into an exasperating art. Snapped a British...

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