Ceylon: Quid Pro Quo

Mrs. Solomon West Ridgeway Bandaranaike, Prime Minister of Ceylon, is an exasperating handful for any diplomat, even Red China's peripatetic Premier Chou Enlai. As Chou's road show pulled into Colombo last week, it was clear that he had taken advance precautions to ease his confrontation with the formidable first lady. Included in his entourage for the first time was Soong Ching-ling, widow of Dr. Sun Yatsen, founder of modern China, and sister of Mme. Chiang Kaishek. A rheumatic lady of 74, Soong Ching-ling fell out with her family during China's civil war,...

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