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Our Man in Beijing

Edwin Moise, 20 November 1986

Breakfast with Mao: Memoirs of a Foreign Correspondent 
by Alan Winnington.
Lawrence and Wishart, 255 pp., £12.50, March 1986, 0 85315 652 2
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Behind the Forbidden Door: Travels in China 
by Tiziano Terzani.
Allen and Unwin, 270 pp., £11.95, March 1986, 0 04 951025 8
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... him to leave China. The problem of getting his family out delayed his departure until mid-1960. Tiziano Terzani arrived in China in 1980, 20 years after Winnington had had to leave. An Italian with years of journalistic experience in Asia, mostly as a correspondent for Der Spiegel, he had admired the idealism of Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution from ...

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