THE AMERICAS: Peking Calling

"The Chinese people and the Latin American people," said Peking's Mayor Peng Chen at a January rally in honor of Mexico's visiting ex-President Lázaro Cárdenas, "have common aspirations and interests in the just struggle against imperialism." More and more, with all the propaganda arts, Red China is trying to make itself the Communist model for Latin America—even at Russia's expense. Last week a team of Chinese "journalists" wound up a successful friendship tour through South America in Havana, where a fortnight ago plans were announced for a Communist-line Chinese-language daily for Cuba's 30,000 Chinese.*Radio Peking bragged of the...

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