DIPLOMACY: Bringing Pressure on Hanoi

PRESIDENTIAL Adviser Henry Kissinger flew back to Washington at week's end from a four-day visit to Peking, his fourth in less than a year. His return brought to an end, for the moment at least, a flurry of activity by top-level American, Chinese and Soviet officials that appeared to be focused on Viet Nam.

The exact nature of Kissinger's talks with Chinese Premier Chou En-lai was not yet known. But clearly from the kind of treatment Kissinger received, the Chinese considered the visit highly important. Kissinger was installed in the state guest house...

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