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India and China Ringing Out the Old

India and China Ringing Out the Old

India and China: Ringing Out the Old GPD Beijing Review had not been allowed into India for years because it did not meet the high standards of 'friendliness' we expected from China. The ban was lifted on the eve of Rajiv Gandhi's visit to Beijing. The windows between the two countries are open again. But how long will they remain open? And then, the mere restoration of dialogue between the two countries cannot be a substitute for a well-formulated China policy IN 1983 we happened to be in the Peoples' Republic of China. A visit to the Foreign Languages Publishing House was in order. After browsing through some of their publications and magazines we placed some orders and entered our subscription for some Chinese periodicals. One of them was The Beijing Review, The man in charge accepted the subscriptions on the con dition that the Foreign Languages Publishing House would not be responsible if the, issues did not reach us. We had entered three-year subscriptions. Copies of Red Flag came. The Social Sciences in China also reached us. The Beijing Review, however, never did. We could not quite believe in 1983 that there were or could be problems in the Beijing Review reaching Indian soil. But there were.

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