DIPLOMACY: The Chinese Are Coming

When President Nixon named the first U.S. representative to Communist China three weeks ago, he underlined the importance of the post by enticing out of retirement one of the country's most distinguished diplomats, David K..E. Bruce. Last week the Chinese government reciprocated. As its first envoy to Washington, Peking chose a close associate of Premier Chou En-lai who also ranks as a full member of the Communist Central Committee. He is Huang Chen, 64.

Born into a peasant family, he graduated from Hsinhua Fine Arts Academy in Shanghai, then commanded one of Mao Tse-tung's Red Army regiments. During the historic Long...

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