Nation: Two Chinas

When the 16th U.N. General Assembly convenes this autumn, an immediate problem will be one that has popped up every year since 1950: whether to admit Red China to membership or, indeed, whether to even debate the question. The U.S. has successfully led opposition to either move —but support has been shifting away from the U.S. position in recent years. Last week there were indications that the U.S. might shift in strategy, if not in sentiment.

Under a plan now being studied, the U.S. itself would invite Peking into the U.N. Nationalist China would keep its Security Council seat, and both Chinas...

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