Hairline Decision

Ever since the Communists conquered China, Tibet has peered uneasily from its mountain fastness at the ominous doings on the plains below. In other days Tibet was an "autonomous" province of China, but Mao Tse-tung had made it clear that he would like to establish firm Red rule over the province, if & when his armies get around to establishing same.

As a sign that it wishes to stay independent, Tibet decided last year, after centuries of mountain isolation, to send an ambassador to London. A prominent Tibetan, one Yuthok Dzasa, was chosen for the post, started his long trip...

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