Red China: Diplomats In Tunics

The Red Guards have failed so far to make good their boast to export the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution to the rest of the world. But some signs of Mao Tse-tung's new way of doing things have cropped up in Red China's embassies abroad. Soon after he unleashed his teen-age zealots in Peking, Mao dispatched an order to his diplomats: act in a proletarian way, do your own dishes, tend your own garden, wear simple clothing, be frugal.

Obeying orders, Chinese diplomats have put aside Western suits for Mao-type tunics. The wife of the ambassador to Morocco has just returned...

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