ASIA: A New Tripolar Balance

Marcos: Nobody throws a stone at a tree that does not bear fruit.

Mao: The more noble, the taller a tree grows in the woods, the harder the wind tries to blow it down.

Marcos: The typhoon hits only the tall tree.

Mao: You are young. You watch out. You have many more years to go and many enemies to face.

That mysterious exchange of aphorisms took place in Peking last week, when visiting Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos paid the derigueur courtesy call on venerable Chairman Mao Tse-tung. Accompanied by his wife Imelda and...

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