The Press: The Peking Pool

Richard Nixon's visit to China next month will be the most newsworthy presidential excursion abroad since World War II, but the number of newsmen along to report it will be tightly restricted. After spending a week in China, Press Secretary Ronald Ziegler announced last week that the U.S. press contingent will be limited to about 80—roughly one-fourth the number that normally goes to the summit with the President.

Ziegler said that the Chinese had "demonstrated great professional skill and understanding." He had bargained the number of newsmen up to 80 from an original...

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