RED CHINA: Leaper's Risk

Day after day last week Peking's red-pillared Hall of Encompassing Benevolence rang with the synchronized frenzy of the 1,200 trained seals who make up Communist China's National People's Congress. One subject not originally on the agenda caused the most heat. The subject: Tibet. "The Tibetan reactionaries," sneered Premier Chou Enlai, "often put on pious airs and express the hope that everyone will go to heaven. But they have turned Tibet into a hell on earth." Another speaker charged that "the British imperialists and Indian expansionists instigated the Tibetan upper-strata reactionary clique...

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