DIPLOMACY: Ripples from the Summit

IN Tokyo, crowds gathered outside department-store display windows along the Ginza to watch live TV coverage from Peking. In Seoul, the summit glowed from sets in jampacked downtown teahouses. The presidential trip was the biggest news item in Rome since the Italian team made the finals of the 1970 World Cup soccer matches; in Uganda, it rivaled the excitement of Apollo 15. For Southeast Asia's overseas Chinese populations, the event held a special quality. A bank on Singapore's Collyer Quay sold out a supply of 500 special $4 commemorative coins in a...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!