CHINA: Reporter's Second Looks

After the grand spectacle and the initial glimpses of China that came with Richard Nixon's trip, a few American reporters have had a chance for second thoughts, second looks — and new looks — at the country's less familiar phenomena. TIME Correspondent Jerrold L.

Schecter, one of two U.S. newsmen who were allowed to remain in China after the Peking summit ended, took a twelve-day journey through the land of Mao. Herewith some of Schecter's observations, accompanied by an album of his photographs:

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