Asia: A Lift out of the Morass

In the soft light and air-conditioned comfort of the Sala Santitham (Peace Hall) in Bangkok's United Nations Building, Indians smiled at Pakistanis, Nationalist Chinese hobnobbed with Russians, and Cambodian delegates rubbed shoulders with their recent Thai enemies. The French, as is their growing custom where international cooperation is involved, stayed away—and so, of course, did the Chinese Communists. But 28 nations sent delegates, including a 14-member U.S. team led by Assistant Treasury Secretary Merlyn N. Trued and—remarkably—a high-ranking, five-man delegation from the Soviet Union. All of them came to Bangkok last...

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