Red China: Waiting for Evolution

In Washington these days, there is a lot of talk about "Chirec," which is current State Department jargon for recognition of Communist China, and "Chirep," which stands for Communist Chinese representation in the U.N. Washington remains firmly opposed to both so long as "Peking won't leave its neighbors alone." Although there is growing support among U.N. members for Chinese admission, Washington is betting that it can squeeze through another year without having to accept Chirep. All very well and good. The trouble is that no one in the State Department, in the...

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