China: The Army's Man

The two high points of a foreign VIP's visit to Peking used to be an airport greeting by Premier Chou En-lai and the "cordial conversation" with Chairman Mao Tse-tung. Now there is a third. In recent weeks, ranking visitors from Rumania and North Korea have met not only Mao and Chou but also General Huang Yung-sheng, 64, Chief of Staff of China's People's Liberation Army. Last week when the heads of state of South Yemen and the Sudan came to town, Huang acted as co-host with Chou, who has accorded the general a...

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