The World: A Reporter's China Diary

Ever more self-confident, outward-looking and relaxed, China in recent months has invited dozens of foreign delegations to visit Peking. The largest was the 600-man group of Canadian businessmen, officials and journalists who were in China to stage the largest trade fair ever held hy a foreign country in Peking. Canadian External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp led a delegation to the fair's opening and journeyed through the country for ten days. With the group was TIME's National Correspondent for Canada, James Wilde, who filed these notes:

DIPLOMATS in Peking categorically affirm that China wants to...

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