OPINION

August 13, 1959

CHINA-INDIA: London – According to a telegram from New Delhi, tension has risen in relations between India and Red China. The crisis that has been simmering in relations between these two countries, particularly over Tibet after India granted asylum to the Dalai Lama, intensified today following news reports. Though not confirmed by official sources, the reports say that the leader of the Chinese mission in Tibet’s capital, Lhasa, has made territorial claims on the Indian provinces of Bhutan, Sikkim and Ladakh. «The inhabitants of these provinces,» said the Chinese general, «should unite and be taught communism.» NATO’S SMALLER MEMBER STATES: Paris – There is much concern in the capitals of smaller NATO member states regarding the forthcoming talks between US President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Soviet Prime Minister Nikita Khrushchev. Both in Brussels and The Hague, there is a clear desire to hold talks within the context of the Atlantic alliance ahead of any such summit. There has also been much surprise at reports that during his next visit to Western Europe, the US president will have talks with the Spanish foreign minister, interpreted as a clear preference on the part of the US for the Bonn-London-Madrid axis.