The Press: Perils of Peking

Correspondents resident in Peking can easily identify with the frogs in the old Chinese proverb that live at the bottom of a well: "They look and look and only see a patch of sky." The shifting political mood of China determines just how much sky will be visible. Now some members of the Peking press corps fear that a new constriction will accompany the regime's campaign against foreign and "bourgeois" influences.

John Burns, 29, of the Toronto Globe and Mail, one of the most enterprising and energetic of the correspondents, had been able to...

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