Red China: Last Time I Saw Peking

As bureau chief for Agence France-Presse, France's seasoned Newsman (Korea, Dienbienphu) Bernard Ullmann, 38, was one of two Western reporters permitted to reside in Peking and to travel about the country. Last week, after 18 months in Red China, Ullmann provided a rare non-Communist view of life in Red China in a copyrighted article for A.F.P. and the New York Times Magazine:

¶ "Peking, winter, 1961. In frosty cold, endless queues line up in front of the few carts of vegetable peddlers. One item only is on sale: cabbage. For me even now its smell evokes Peking.

"There seems to be just...

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