GREAT BRITAIN: Change of Heart

The British government has decided to change its stand on Red China, which Britain recognized in 1950 (only to have Peking treat its chargé d'affaires like an inconsequential emissary from a banana republic). Out of deference to U.S. feelings, Britain has voted year after year to bar Red China from U.N. membership. "As a practical matter," said Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs Joseph Godber last week, "we think [Red China] should be in" the U.N., and "we hope to discuss this question" with the new U.S. Administration "at an early stage."

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