The Nation: The Supporting Cast in Peking

Marshall Green, 56, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. The State Department's foremost Asia expert, Green would have been named Ambassador to Japan —a post with which he would like to cap his career—if his expertise had not been so badly needed for the Peking summit. He has a distinguished record of service in Japan, Korea and Hong Kong, where he headed the China-watching Consulate General, and in 1963 drafted a position paper for President Kennedy that recommended rapprochement with China.

Alfred Le S. Jenkins, 55, director of the State...

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