The World: What They Saw--and Didn't See

THE first rush of impressions brought or cabled home to the U.S. from China last week evoked an image of a society unusually unified and content within itself. The Chinese people seemed genuinely enthusiastic about their condition. With an almost disconcerting unanimity, they answered questions with an appropriate quotation from Chairman Mao Tse-tung. The image was undoubtedly too simple, though roughly true as far as it went. Still, it must be remembered that the travelers were shown mostly showcase spots that are on the itinerary of nearly every foreign visitor. As fascinating as those sights were, they hardly gave a full...

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