A Letter From The Publisher, may 17, 1954

Dear Time -Reader

Reporters who cover international conferences are somewhat like golfers or tennis players who follow the tournament circuit. They are constantly running into familiar faces, former opponents and old friends under new circumstances. They also find some of the same frustrations.

TIME Correspondent John Beal, a veteran of international conferences, is a case in point. At Geneva, Beal found some familiar faces in the Chinese delegation. The first was Chou Enlai, Red China's Premier, Foreign Minister and head of the Geneva delegation. Beal had last dealt with Chou in Nanking in...

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