CHINA: Diplomatic Blues in Peking

Guess who's mired in Indochina now

A People's Liberation Army band struggled through some unfamiliar Bizet and Berlioz at a 600-guest banquet for visiting French Premier Raymond Barre. China's Vice Premier, Teng Hsiao-p'ing, paid a state visit to Burma, his first trip abroad since he emerged as Peking's No. 3 man last July. Phan Hien, Viet Nam's Deputy Foreign Minister and chief diplomatic troubleshooter, was in Peking on a delicate mission. Teng Ying-ch'ao, 75, the revered widow of Premier Chou Enlai, departed on a good-will visit to Cambodia, and returned to Peking unexpectedly...

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