BURMA: Slightly Less Cordial

Wearing sweet-smelling jasmine and a gay sarong, a Burmese beauty queen welcomed Chou En-lai to Rangoon last week, on the second stage of his triumphal swing around Asia. Thousands of well-organized Chinese flourished pictures of Mao Tse-tung, chanted Communist slogans and scattered rose petals as Chou drove into town from the airport. But fewer than 500 Burmese bothered to line the street, and it seemed that Rangoon, 1,100 miles nearer Dienbienphu than India's New Delhi, was not quite so enthusiastic about its Red China visitor.

For nine hours Chou conferred with Burma's able Socialist Premier Nu, who had warned Nehru...

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