RED CHINA: The Lonely Crowd

In Peking the practice of diplomacy is apt to be anything but diplomatic. In the eagerness of several Western nations to recognize Red China, the men who have had to pay the local price are the diplomats sent to Peking. It is a lonely life at best, but worst of all for The Netherlands chargé d'affaires.

One day last October two Chinese handymen refused to stoke the furnace in the comfortable house of Chargé d'Affaires Berend Jan Slingenberg, unless they got higher wages or another man to help them. Slingenberg told them to fire up the furnace or get fired...

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