CHANCELLERIES: Embarrassing Guests

When Britain recognized Communist China 14 months ago, Malcolm MacDonald, British High Commissioner for Southeast Asia, said in Singapore: "Recognition in China of the Communist ministers . . . does not involve any slackening of hostility here to the Communist terrorists . . ." But the Chinese Communist guerillas in Malaya interpreted recognition as a sign of British weakness, and fought harder than ever.

Last week the British faced the logical consequence of their recognition of Red China. A peremptory cable from Peking demanded that Prime Minister Attlee permit a delegation from...

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