FOREIGN RELATIONS: Kissinger's Deal With Peking

EXACTLY one year after President Nixon's historic flight to China, Peking and Washington announced another major breakthrough in relations between the two long-estranged powers. As a result of Presidential Aide Henry Kissinger's fifth visit to Peking, the two nations will set up "liaison offices" in each other's capitals. Except for "strictly formal" diplomatic duties, Kissinger said, these "cover the whole gamut of relationships." In effect, they fall only a technicality or two short of representing full diplomatic recognition.

That was more of an advance than the Administration had expected when Kissinger...

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