FOREIGN RELATIONS: Hold Fast

Into the debate over the wisdom of the U.S.'s stern policy toward Communist China walked Secretary of State John Foster Dulles last week, and before he had taken three steps, the debate—so far as policymaking is concerned—was all but over. In the first full-dress Administration pronouncement oh China policy in three years—and one long overdue—Dulles declared flatly that the U.S. I) has no intention of easing its trade embargo on Red China, 2) has no valid reason for recognizing the Peking government, and 3) has no hope that the Chinese Communists will soon purge themselves of the contempt for...

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