CHINA: A Few Quotations from Premier Chou

From midnight until 3 a.m. one day last week, China's seemingly tireless Premier Chou En-lai talked with a group of visiting American scholars in Peking's Great Hall of the People. China-born Journalist John McCook Roots reported to TIME on the session —probably the last such meeting before Richard Nixon arrives on Feb. 21. Some of Chou's comments:

THE WAR. If the American Government continues to back President Nixon's eight points [which the Viet Cong rejected in Paris last week], then it will not be possible to end the war, particularly in Viet Nam. Then the popular movement against American aggression...

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