Pakistan: How to Be Friendly Without Getting Seduced

In Karachi last week, the gold-starred red flag of Communist China fluttered in the streets, even in front of the ultramodern U.S. embassy. Overhead were strung banners hailing "Chinese-Pakistani Friendship" and welcoming joyfully, if inaccurately, "Chaw En-lai."

The poker-faced object of these salutations, China's Premier Chou Enlai, 65, arrived by chartered KLM plane for an eight-day visit to Pakistan, a nation of 100 million people that was once solidly pro-Western and is still a member of both CENTO and SEATO, which were set up for the purpose of containing Communism. Yet since...

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