The World: United Nations: Mao's Men in Manhattan

AT 8 a.m. one day last week, two American guards stepped forward and raised the gold-starred red flag of China over the United Nations Plaza. Only a bevy of photographers witnessed the historic occasion. Flanking the new banner were the flags of Chile and Colombia —reflecting Peking's cabled wish to be known as China, People's Republic of, rather than as the People's Republic of China. When the Chinese take their place this week, the U.N. for the first time will be able to claim realistically that it represents fully 95% of the world's...

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