The World: China: More Signals

AS the American table tennis team jetted home from China last week, their trip was still causing reverberations among U.S. adversaries and allies alike. A somewhat shaken Soviet diplomat offered TIME a dyspeptic view of the whole affair: "Mao invites a bunch of your Ping Pong players, and Chou offers them lemonade, rice cookies and a free trip to the Chinese wall. Mao could not have made a better public relations move even if he had denounced his own sayings and told the world he was Mr. Henry Ford's secret business partner. This is...

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