THAILAND: The Jolly Music Master

For years the propagandists of Peking and Formosa have fought a subsurface battle for the loyalties of Thailand's 3,000,000-odd Chinese. Even though the Communist Party is outlawed by the Thais, the victories mostly seemed to go to the Communists. Afraid of being caught on the wrong side, impressed by Red China's military powers, and on occasion intimidated by ominous warnings from the underground, Chinese oldsters in Thailand have been persuaded to be either cautiously closemouthed or openly sympathetic to the Reds. The biggest victories of all have been won on the impressionable battleground of youthful minds.

Crowded together in Bangkok's cluttered...

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