Foreign News: Sitting Down with Reds

Eighty-three Americans are still prisoners in Red China, despite repeated U.S.

protests. Of the 83—who have not been allowed to send or receive mail or even to have Red Cross parcels—64 are jailed: 35 civilians, mostly missionaries, 18 airmen shot down (according to the Reds) over Chinese territory, Π Navy and Coast Guard men picked up after air crashes off the China coast. Nineteen others are not imprisoned but are not permitted to leave China.

The U.S. protests were forwarded through Humphrey Trevelyan, the British charge d'affaires in Peking. A few weeks ago Trevelyan went to Geneva, and was allowed to get closer...

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