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Communist Leaders Mao Tse-Tung and Ho Chi Minh Meet in Beijing

Oct. 13, 1961 - Mao Tse-tung (left), chief of the Chinese Communist party, and North Vietnamese President Ho Chi Minh (right) met last night in Bejing with party and Government officials, as Communist North Vietnam continued to protest the scheduled visit to South Vietnam of Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor. General Taylor is being sent by President Kennedy to survey that country’s struggle against Communist guerrillas. “This American general’s mission is to intensify U.S. intervention in South Vietnam and prepare the way for introducing U.S. troops into that part of Vietnam,” the Communist statement said. Earlier, Beijing radio disclosed that Chinese Communist and North Vietnamese leaders had held a strategy meeting in Beijing in advance of General Taylor’s trip.


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