The Press: Conditioned Retreat

After advancing more than half a dozen different foreign-policy reasons for refusing to let U.S. newsmen into Red China in the past year, Secretary of State John Foster Dulles retreated a step; he is willing, he said last week, to ease the ban if the "newsgathering community" will help him work out the administrative details. His main concern is no longer to keep reporters out of China (TIME, Feb. 18) but to devise "a passport policy which will permit responsible newsgathering and at the same time not permit a general influx of Americans into Communist China."

Dulles told reporters that "we will...

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