The World: We Know the Americans

IT'S the first team," said an impressed U.S. State Department official. It was indeed a strong group that Peking announced last week as its delegation to the United Nations. Lean in numbers, the ten-member delegation was impressively high in rank and long on diplomatic experience —convincing evidence that the Communists regard their newly won seat in the U.N. as a significant opportunity.

The people from the People's Republic are all dedicated revolutionaries, but they are also well-born intellectuals, educated elitists who have traveled widely and are no strangers to the purlieus of diplomacy. All...

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