THE NATIONS: Moscow-Peking Axis

As the Red tide engulfed the China mainland (see FOREIGN NEWS), non-Communist capitals from Washington to New Delhi faced an increasingly urgent question: Should they recognize the Chinese Communists?

The British are known to favor recognition, chiefly and frankly because they want to safeguard their large trading interests in China. Advocates of recognition in the U.S., whose China trade has always been relatively small, advance more speculative reasons. Most of them base their position on two assumptions: 1) the Chinese Communists, busy with staggering internal problems, are not likely soon to launch...

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