Indonesia: Gathering in the Paddies

One of the more familiar faces around President Sukarno's office these days is the grim and sorrowing visage of Yao Chung-ming, Red China's ambassa dor in Djakarta. Three times in a week, he showed up to express his grave con cern at the Indonesian government's recent antisocialist behavior. If the Bung was being honest, he must have expressed grave concern right back, for there was precious little he could do about the disturbing turn of events. The army was clearly in control.

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