Red China: Of Geese & Ballyhoo

To celebrate the end of Red China's month-long trade fair at Canton last week, a chorus of mountain girls sang of their yearning to be turned into wild geese so they could fly to Peking to be with Chairman Mao. Mao wishes that more Western businessmen would share that ardor, but his yearning has little more chance of fulfillment than that of the girls. Fewer countries sent delegations to the fair than in the past. While the range of goods that the Chinese showed off was wider, the quality showed only scant improvement. The Chinese-made suitcases...

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