UNITED NATIONS: Test of Strength

The 26th General Assembly of the United Nations opened last week in an atmosphere of urgency rarely shown by that body in the past. In its first formal order of business, the Assembly elected Foreign Minister Adam Malik of Indonesia its President, and admitted three ministates, Qatar, Bahrain and Bhutan,* raising the number of member nations to 130. Then the delegates got down to business: a procedural test of strength over two U.S. resolutions to admit China to both the Assembly and the Security Council but retain a seat in the General...

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