DIPLOMACY: Peking's Pique

No nation in Western Europe gets along better with China than does France. Last week, though, the Peking government issued a solemn warning to Paris about possible grave consequences for future relations between the two countries.

The cause of Peking's pique was a new movie called Les Chinois à Paris, a wildly improbable comedy about what would happen to France and French morals under a Chinese occupation. Directed by Jean Yanne, a French film maker noted for his political and social satire, the film shows the Chinese army taking Paris without so much as a shot. Appalled at French...

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