Communists: Hazardous Duty

When it comes to risky occupations these days, the diplomat from Red China takes second place to no one. Last winter 30 embassy aides in Moscow were pummeled by irate Russians while they tried to protect a Chinese propaganda display. In April, Indonesian troops had to be called out to disperse a mob that was preparing to burn down China's Djakarta embassy. Ten Chinese aides ousted from India two weeks ago filed into their plane wearing conspicuous bandages on their heads. Expelled in reprisal for Chinese violence against two Indian diplomats, the Chinese said they had been beaten in...

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