Red China Charges U.S. Consul With Abduction of Staff Worker; President Seeks Increase in Aid
TOKYO, Nov. 29--Red China today accused the U.S. consulate general in Bombay of kidnaping one of China's consular staff, holding him for 20 hours and forcing him to make a statement against his will.
Peiping was replying to Washington's charge that a U.S. Marine of the Bombay consulate general staff was abducted and beaten in the Chinese consulate Friday after he showed up there with the Chinese.
The Chinese was identified by Peiping as Chang Chien-yu, a member of Red China's Export-Import Corp. The U.S. Embassy said he asked for asylum in the United States, then changed his mind.
The United States filed a strong protest with India Saturday, saying the abduction of Sgt. Robert Armstrong, 34, of Los Angeles, was "a high-handed violation of the personal rights of a United States citizen."
A spokesman for the Red Chinese Foreign Ministry said the State Department "reversed right and wrong and falsely accused other people."
Ike to Ask $4 Billion for Aid
WASHINGTON, Nov. 29--President Eisenhower has decided to ask Congress for a new foreign aid appropriation of slightly more than four billion dollars, including a substantial increase in funds for military assistance.
It represents a victory for advocates of a continued high level of foreign aid over those in the administration who have been more concerned with cutting costs in an effort to approach a balanced budget.
The decision also reflects a conviction on Eisenhower's part that Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev's campaign for "peaceful coexistence" and Eisenhower's own drive to ease East-West tension does not warrant the slightest relaxation of effort by the United States.
PANAMA, Nov. 29--Panama police rounded up all known anti-U.S. agitators today after a night of riot, pillage, and stoning of American soldiers standing guard at the Panama Canal Zone.
A mob of about 300 battled Panamanian National Guardsmen and U.S. soldiers.