Red China: Shortfalls Abroad

Accompanied by 440 functionaries, diplomats, actors, athletes and jugglers, Red China's Premier Chou En-lai visited neighboring Burma last week to proclaim that "no gift in the world is more precious than people's friendship." Honored as the first recipient of Burma's jade-studded order of the "Supreme Upholder of the Glory of Great Love," Chou was in his most conciliatory mood as he exchanged papers with Burma's Premier U Nu formally ratifying the border treaty that settled the long-festering Sino-Burmese frontier dispute (TIME, Feb. 8, 1960). To seal this new accord, the Supreme Upholder also pledged Burma an interest-free ten-year loan of...

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