Communists: The Asian Axis

The four seas are seething,

Clouds lowering and waters raging.

The five continents are rocked

By storm and thunder.

With that quotation from Mao Tse-tung's collected poems, Red Chinese Foreign Minister Chen Yi hailed Indonesia's withdrawal from the United Nations as not only "a lofty and just revolutionary move," but "the first earth-rending spring thunderbolt of 1965." Clearly the implication was that a second thunderbolt would not be far behind, and last week it came. Communist China's Premier Chou En-lai proposed the creation of a new U.N.—"a revolutionary" one presumably made up of Afro-Asians and free from "the manipulation of U.S. imperialism."

The occasion...

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