RED CHINA: Seductive Words

With the air of a man being sweetly reasonable, oily-tongued Premier Chou En-lai last week offered to negotiate with Nationalist leaders for the "peaceful liberation" of Formosa, i.e., for its surrender to Red China. In short, he was prepared to be nice about it, if the Nationalists would just give up. Chou omitted his usual derogatory references to the Nationalists, blandly offered to meet with the "Taiwan [Formosa] authorities" either in Peking "or other appropriate places." At the same time Chou assured military personnel and civilians on Formosa that they can return to the mainland on...

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