How to Treat Asia

I enjoyed your well-thought-out report "Welcome to the Wild East" ((ESSAY, April 11)). Since 1937, I have been doing business in the Far East and Southeast Asia. China was a relatively free country before World War II, until < the Japanese and then in 1949 the communists gained power. China's rulers have recognized the advantages of capitalism and with that realization comes a modicum of freedom. China, Vietnam and even Singapore still have authoritarian rule to some extent. The transition to a system of full freedom, as we know it, will take generations to achieve and will not be won by...

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