The Nation: Meanwhile, in Taiwan ...

Taiwan's first reaction to the President's decision to go to Peking was sharp and angry. The event, said Foreign Minister Chou Shu-kai, was "deplorable." Taiwan's Ambassador to the U.S. blasted Nixon's move. Outwardly, Chiang Kai-shek kept his dignified cool by spending some time at the Evergreen Hotel on Sun Moon Lake in central Taiwan, his favorite summer resort. But both Chiang and his son and heir, Chiang Ching-kuo, 61, who is stubborn and tough like his father, had no illusions about the erosion of the position on which they have built their lives. As Taipei's Ambassador to the U.N. complained...

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