FOREIGN RELATIONS: Return from Peking

Dag Hammarskjold returned from Red China last week. As Secretary-General of the United Nations, he had flown to Peking to seek freedom for eleven American flyers and other U.N. soldiers captured while fighting in Korea. He brought back some hope for their release and some insight into the tortuous mind of their chief jailer, Red China's Premier Chou Enlai. In time, the gain may compensate for the loss to the U.N.'s prestige by his journey, which was heralded in Asia as a "great diplomatic victory for Red China." Hong Kong's anti-Communist newspaper...

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