Communists: On Safari

Red China supplied Algeria's rebels with arms and money in their fight against the French, and was the first Communist nation to recognize Algerian independence. So the least that Peking's Premier Chou En-lai expected in Algiers last week was a well-organized demonstration of brotherly love. Instead, he got a chaotic reception that at times resembled a brotherly brushoff.

The tone was obvious as soon as Chou stepped off his chartered KLM Electra amidst a pelting hailstorm. Algerian Premier Ahmed Ben Bella usually gives important visitors an affectionate buss on both cheeks. Not this time. All Chou got was a simple...

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