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'Should Send Observers To Peking'
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Lindsay of Birker said in Adelaide yesterday. No harm could possibly result if the Commonwealth Government sent a picked delegation of 'unbiased ob servers to Peking. Lord Lindsay, who is Senior Research Fellow in the School of Pacific Stu dies at the Australian Na tional University, arrived in Adelaide yesterday at the invitation of the University of Adelaide Students' Re presentative Council. His wife is Chinese and he is one of the few Eng lishmen who have visited Peking since the Commun ists gained control. China today was a nation of political bigots, he said.
'A Catch' Signs of fanaticism had also appeared in some West ern countries, however, and these must not be al lowed to affect policy deci sions. The sending of open minded observers to Peking might have good results— but there was a catch. The Communists so far lad shown a distinct par tiality for 'friendly' dele gations, and might not wel come an unbiased group. Lord Lindsay said Aus tralians were still too ig norant about Asian affairs, but interest was growing. One difficulty about the Communist countries was heir refusal to release in formation. Even so, the British press carried more Asian and Pacific news than the Aus tralian press.
Aided Guerillas Lord Lindsay was edu cated at Oxford and lec ;ured in economics at the Yeng Shing University, Pe-i king, from 1938 to 1941. His wife, the daughter of a Chinese general, was a student there. After escaping from Pe king during the Japanese occupation, Lord Lindsay became technical adviser to a group of guerilla units and organised a system of army radio communica tions. After the war he and his wife returned to England. Lord Lindsay, who has three children, has been in Australia since 1951.