ANZUS: New Zealand, Too

One of the most respected U.S. allies reversed itself surprisingly last week. Back home from the Geneva Conference, New Zealand's External Affairs Minister Clifton Webb told Parliament that Red China should now be admitted to the U.N., "in an endeavor to drive a diplomatic wedge between Red China and Russia." New Zealand (which does not itself recognize Red China) has long agreed with the U.S., its ANZUS partner, that Red China should not be admitted until it changes its aggressive ways. But now Webb argued that in view of Chou En-lai's behavior at Geneva, "it would be hard to...

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