Red China: Putting on the Dog

The menu was Cantonese at its most exquisite: four steaming courses of spiced, minced, roasted and boiled puppy. The foreign journalists treated to this hirsute hospitality in Peking last week were well aware that dog meat is a delicacy in China; what seemed curious was that Red China's chilly over lords had suddenly grown so expansive.

There was Liao Cheng-chih, spokesman for the Red Chinese "United Front," jovially granting private interviews to Japanese newsmen; raucous Foreign Minister Chen Yi, the scourge of Western chancelleries, suddenly wreathed in benevolent smiles at a mass...

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