International: Petition to Peking

"Passivity is fatal to us" Mao Tse-tung has written. "Our goal is to make the enemy passive"

All last week the U.N. passively dragged its feet and averted its eyes from the unpleasant fact of Chinese Communist aggression in Korea. Nobody even wanted to call it aggression.

Though a Russian veto had blocked Security Council action (TIME, Dec. 11), no move was made to bring the issue before the General Assembly under the new formula that permits veto-free condemnation of aggressors and recommendations for action against them. Instead, the U.S., Britain, France, Norway, Cuba and Ecuador offered the Assembly a resolution charging Red...

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