China: The Lights Go On Again

Some time this fall, Chinese Premier Chou En-lai will make his first official trip abroad in five years. According to reports, he will visit any number of countries, including Pakistan, South Yemen, Tanzania, France, Albania and Rumania. Chou's travels will climax a new departure in Chinese diplomacy. After several years' abstention from normal diplomatic relations with other countries, China is returning to international life. Over the past three weeks, Peking has sent ambassadors to Poland, Hungary and Yugoslavia, bringing to 25 the number of Chinese envoys abroad. Once again the lights...

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