The Press: Second Wave to China

A window unexpectedly opened on Mao Tse-tung's xenophobic society last month when China admitted a handful of foreign correspondents, including the New York Times's Tillman Durdin, an old China hand, and LIFE'S John Saar. The view turned out to be carefully circumscribed and minimally enlightening. True to his promise to admit Western newsmen "in batches," Premier Chou En-lai last week invited another group of correspondents to China. Included: the New York Times's assistant managing editor Seymour Topping, who has already entered the country, Robert Keatley of the Wall Street Journal, and the Times's star columnist James Reston, who will go in...

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