FOREIGN RELATIONS: It's the Way that You Do It

Crisp and cool in a newly pressed spring suit, Dean Acheson faced his weekly press conference. He knew what was coming. The 130 reporters who crowded into the room last week had carefully studied two forthright speeches on China made by top State Department officials a few days before (TIME, May 28), and were ready with a barrage of questions. Assistant Secretary Dean Rusk had said that Chiang Kaishek, and not the Communists, was the authentic representative of China's millions; Rusk also hinted that the U.S. stood ready to help any revolt...

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