FOREIGN RELATIONS: Appointment in Peking

The days of U.S. harassments and humiliations in Communist China were not yet over.

The four Chinese Communist officials and their police escort were just 50 minutes late in keeping the appointment. Shortly before 10 o'clock one morning last week, they took possession of the office of U.S. Consul General O. Edmund Clubb in the spacious U.S. legation compound in Peking, precisely as they had said they would, seven days earlier.

They had warned him first by issuing a military proclamation: the People's Government was claiming all military barracks of foreign powers. Consul Clubb had written daily protests pointing out that...

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